Alex Harmon got her groove on with some Eastern Suburbs soccer Mums...
New is out, converted is in. A disused sports shed in Centennial Park is the latest ‘found café’ to emerge in the fields of Queens Park.
The space is modern and airy, while maintaining the integrity of its past through rustic finishes, quirky light fittings, and a gorgeous water station that employs the original pipes.
The menu is breakfast and lunch (for now) focusing on healthy, affordable choices that reflect the sporting past – or perhaps the present soccer mums. It’s so great to see a Pulled Pork Baguette ($12) that doesn’t arrive in a plastic basket with fries, but with a tangy piccalilli and paprika aioli.
Chicken, Roast Pumpkin and Avocado Salad ($12) is incredibly fresh, and generous for its size, although...
...the Tasmanian Smoked Salmon Salad ($16) with toasted rye seems a little sparse. The menu is purposely priced to suit the takeaway crew in running shorts.
Looking for a dish with some weight? The Wagyu Burger ($14) is tasty and towering. Meanwhile, give the kids a Queens Park Lunchbox ($14) – it’s like an organic Happy Meal.
Queens Park Shed
Coffee is from Toby’s Estate and there are organic sodas and juices; but don’t neglect the water station where you can almost taste the 130-year history of the park.
Darley Road, Queens Park
Ph: (02) 9380 9350