The Tuckshop

I loved the school tuckshop when I was growing up in Singapore. They were set up like hawker centres, with a range of stalls selling a range of freshly prepared cheap meals. A bowl of noodles in hot broth with fishballs made to order was only 30 cents. A cup of cordial water was 10 cents. You could eat like a gluttonous king on just $1.

Dining like that is not possible here and now, but I think I can definitely feel some of that love for The Tuckshop out on Gerler Road in Hendra. It’s a perfect spot for casual breakfasts (or lunches) with friends, if you want to head away from the city. There is plenty of on-street parking and the abundance of fresh sunshine that pours over the wood floors at The Tuckshop encourages you to take a moment to inhale and savour your coffee for the day.

It’s not just decent coffee that sucks me in – everything I’ve tasted at The Tuckshop has been spot on. A casual light lunch after dropping off Bubby at daycare and I had a gorgeous fresh roasted cauliflower salad that danced with raisins pops of sweetness. The hearty masala-spiced omelette dispelled my famished tummy rumbles one morning, while the housemade granola with fresh seasonal fruit and yoghurt was a gentler introduction to the day on another morning. They haven’t gotten anything wrong yet and I love it!

The Tuckshop - Roasted cauliflower salad with fresh greens and raisins

Roasted cauliflower salad with fresh greens and raisins in tahini dressing

The Tuckshop - House made toasted granola with seasonal fruit and yoghurt. AUD$12

House made toasted granola with seasonal fruit and yoghurt. AUD$12

The Tuckshop - Smashed avocado, chilli & sour cream cornbread, black-beans & tomatillo salsa. AUD$18

Smashed avocado, chilli & sour cream cornbread, black-beans & tomatillo salsa. AUD$18

The Tuckshop - Fruit salad, house-made yoghurt & organic honey. AUD$10

Fruit salad, house-made yoghurt & organic honey. AUD$10

The Tuckshop - Masala-spiced omelette, tandoori paneer, buttered spinach & tomato kasundi. AUD$17

Masala-spiced omelette, tandoori paneer, buttered spinach & tomato kasundi. AUD$17

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