Dear Daisy is one of my favourite suburban gems. A secret I want to keep so close from the rest of the world. There’s just something about this place I love. Sitting in a small row of shops across the railway, you could easily miss it. This cafe is full of charm with the friendliest service. We have visited a number of times and yet never blogged about it so here it is.
It’s a very calm feel inside with vintage touches. I noticed an old ladder hung on the wall as a decorative shelf with carefully curated items on display. We were there around lunch time but breakfast is available all day. Right at the back were tins of T-Bar tea lined up and the smell of coffee filled the air.
I did at one point make my own baked beans with speck and bacon which turned out very delicious but for two people, it’s a big batch to make. I don’t often like baked beans but I missed that taste of homemade ones so I ordered The Beans. A house made Boston style slow cooked beans with ham hock and bacon. It was absolutely delicious. To top it off two free range poached eggs that were perfect and toasted Turkish bread to scoop the goodness.
Mr Foodie felt more like lunch on the other hand. Pork ‘n’ Slaw was on their blackboard burgers menu. The sound of slow cooked pulled pork with southern slaw and hickory brown sugar BBQ sauce was simply delightful. It tasted mighty good too. For a healthy touch they come with oven baked sweet potato fries. Yum yum yum!
Another favourite of mine is The Fritters. Delicious corn fritters with a good mix of sweet and savoury served with bacon, wilted spinach, poached eggs and Beerenberg chutney. I love that they try to source local ingredients and use free range produce. What I liked even more was the non-existence of dripping oil or fat from the bacon. It tasted great without all the grease sliding my food around.
Now that I’m writing about Dear Daisy it makes me want to go there for brunch soon. Definitely worth a visit.
66 Leah Street
0455 029 733