We are big fans of Burnt Orange’s original store in the Mosman parkland, so we were very happy to hear that they’ve now opened up a second outlet in Chatswood Chase – making it even easier to shop and grab a bite at this gem of a cafe.
Burnt Orange is slightly off the usual thoroughfares in Chatswood Chase – it’s set up as more of a sidewalk style cafe, near the Three Beans on Level 1, winding its way through the walkway outside several different shops (including the Country Road). They’ve brought some of the leafy natural surrounds from their Mosman cafe into their new location, with twisting vines along the sides of the arches marking the start and end of the cafe. There’s a gorgeous marble and dark wooden counter in the centre of it all, where the orders are taken and food is prepped.
We’re seated at the far end of the seating area, which is great for people watching. We start off with a Super Smoothie, which is a luscious blend of blueberry, acai, chia seeds, banana, almond and honey. It tastes amazing, with the honey woven through the thick berry and superfood smoothie – I’m surprised something that’s healthy tastes so good! We also get the interesting sounding Elderflower Presse, which is a lightly sparkling Elderflower spritz with plenty of fresh fruit thrown in to make it even more refreshing.
Super Smoothie, $9
Elderflower Presse, $6
For lunch, we opted for a couple of their seafood offerings. The Alaskan King Crab Benedict was as indulgent as it sounds, with the toasted brioche base covered with chunks of the crabmeat mixed with creamy mayonnaise, which were hidden under the perfectly poached eggs. The Eggs Benedict were drizzled with plenty of hollandaise and topped with juicy roe for a luxe touch. Hands down one of the best eggs benedict I’ve ever had.
Alaskan King Crab Benedict, $24
In contrast, the Flaked Miso-Roasted Salmon Salad was a much lighter affair, but still packed full of all sorts of Japanese inspired flavours. There were delicious strips of marinated eggplant, mushrooms and asparagus tossed throughout the soba noodles, to keep things interesting and elevate it beyond your standard salad. The miso wasn’t very apparent in the salmon flakes, but the fish was cooked well, retaining most of its moistness.
Flaked Miso-Roasted Salmon Salad, $24
Burnt Orange have a cheeky section of the menu titled “Afters”, which feature their desserts for a post-lunch sweet treat. We opted for the Banoffee Pie and weren’t disappointed at all by the delectable creation which was brought out to us – a thick, chocolate tart base with a decent layer of gooey toffee, banana, some dollops of cream and Belgian chocolate ribbons on top. The richness of this dessert means that it is best shared and washed down with a coffee – we got a Piccolo Latte which went down a treat.
Banoffee Pie, $12
Fellow fans of Burnt Orange will be pleased to hear that their Chatswood Chase outpost is living up to the high bar set by their original cafe. Personally, I’m glad that they’ve opened up somewhere that’s even more convenient to get to and I’ll be heading back to try out their High Tea sometime.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Burnt Orange
345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
Phone: 02 9411 7200