It’s all family friendly at Willow and Spoon

Disclaimer: The following post is a review of our complimentary dining experience as invited guests of Willow and Spoon and Liquidity Marketing. I am not financially compensated for this post. My opinions are my own.

 

Families seem to be having a pretty shit year with several restaurants and cafes banning or bagging out kids. It’s enough to make me hyperventilate like a tween at a One Direction concert when we visit new cafes and restaurants with a baby in tow, but it’s all family friendly at Willow and Spoon in Wilston.

Willow and Spoon has been welcoming customers – big and small – to their neighbourhood cafe on the busy Newmarket Road for the past year and a half, serving breakfast and lunch everyday except Monday. We were welcomed on early Saturday morning and while there were plenty of seats in the cafe, the real gem at Willow and Spoon was the garden around the back of the property.

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon

The large garden includes a generous deck that houses large tables, perfect for those lazy extended family outings on the weekend. No worries if you forgot your sunscreen – the deck is covered!

It also overlooks the garden area, which has been set up with a large chalkboard, several toys and tikes for little ones to let loose safely under parents’ watchful eyes.

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon

My skinny latte was milky, but served at the perfect temperature for drinking as we surveyed the menu to make our choices.

The SO surprised me by opting for Willow and Spoon‘s Calypso – two fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with house made maltesers and strawberries, dressed in vanilla bean anglaise. The pancakes themselves weren’t overly sweet, allowing the richness from the anglaise, the strawberry sweetness and crunchy maltesers work their magic. The SO was particularly impressed with the strawberries, calling them ‘more strawberry-ey’.

Willow and Spoon - Calypso (v). AUD$15 Buttermilk pancakes with house made maltesers, vanilla bean anglaise and strawberries

Calypso (v). AUD$15

Willow and Spoon - Oscar. AUD$22 Jamon and asiago croquettes with semi-dried tomato pesto, kale mayo, sautéed spinach & a poached egg

Oscar. AUD$22
Jamon and asiago croquettes with semi-dried tomato pesto, kale mayo,
sautéed spinach & a poached egg

Willow and Spoon

Willow and Spoon

The SO went for the sweet, whereas I tackled the savoury with the Oscar, one of the two vegetarian friendly breakfast options. It’s also the most expensive breakfast menu option, but for two beautifully crispy jamon and asiago croquettes – I’d say it’s worth it. Bubby loved the smooth creamy insides of the croquettes and ate half of one. Lucky for him I didn’t mind sharing!

Served with semi-dried tomato pesto with macadamia and pine nuts (my other favourite part of this dish), kale mayo, sautéed spinach and a perfect poached egg, this didn’t look generous on the board, but it was certainly filling.

Willow and Spoon hits all the right notes for a casual weekend family eatery, and certainly has the space to welcome one and all.

 

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Disclaimer: The following post is a review of our complimentary dining experience as invited guests of Willow and Spoon and Liquidity Marketing. I am not financially compensated for this post. My opinions are my own.