Over the weekend, me and my friend packed our car for a mini-road-trip up to Mona Vale in Sydney to visit The Armchair Collective.
Outside in beautiful ambience
The food was delicious: Mushroom Bruschetta packed on with goats cheese, olive oil and tomatoes. Smoked trout on a fresh bagel topped with capers and cream cheese, and thick cut chips with mayonnaise. They also had a quirky shop right in the cafe full of candles, pillows, vintage chairs and tables, as well as books and bags to linger in later. I could've spent all afternoon in there browsing the shop, basking in the sunlight and taking in the view by the Beach. I felt like I could've been in countryside France, or in the valleys of Italy having one of those long day lunches. But I was very aware we were in a very special part of Sydney, and I am willing to share it to the world.
Delicious smoked trout topped with capers and cream cheese
Thick cut chips with mayonnaise
Where: The Armchair Collective, 9A Darley Street East, Mona Vale NSW.
Why: Great food by the Beach and beautiful items to buy.
When: Weekend Brunch and Lunch
The Armchair Collective is known for their great coffee too