The trendy Coffee Trad3rs at Top Ryde shopping centre sits on the corner of the outdoor promenade where most of the restaurants are located, and also faces onto busy Devlin Street, although you wouldn’t know it as there’s enough of a vibe going on inside the cafe to distract you from the traffic.
We dropped in for breakfast and tried their Avocado on Sourdough, which came drizzled with fresh squeezed lemon juice and Italian herbs and we jazzed it up with a side of sauteed mushrooms and some chewy, savoury haloumi for good measure. It was a simple, light breakfast with just the right amount of texture once the sides were added on.
Avocado on Sourdough, $9.90, (sides $4.50 each)
We also had the Labneh with olives, pickles and Lebanese bread for something a bit different – we had originally asked for a side of chorizo too for some meat to pad out the dish, but due to a mix-up didn’t end up getting it. The Labneh on its own is quite a dense yoghurt which is paired with the crispy toasted Lebanese bread, and is given extra spice with some paprika and olive oil on top. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of marinated olives which were one of the elements, but the zesty pickles were a good complement to cut through the creaminess of the Labneh.
Labneh with olives, pickles and Lebanese bread, $12.90
Of course, we had to try the coffee here – the boy washed down his breakfast with their Cappuccino and enjoyed their single origin beans , while I opted for their refreshing Strawberry Frappe to deal with the summer heat.
Cappuccino and Strawberry Frappe, $7.80
There’s a range of classic, light breakfast options available at Coffee Trad3rs, although not much for more adventurous palates. If you’re after a heftier breakfast, you’ll need to “build your own breakfast” by adding on extra sides onto their base breakfast dishes.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Coffee Trad3rs