I love getting spoilt, and on my birthday this year, two of my besties spoilt me rotten by taking me to Burnt Orange cafe in Mosman.
Located in the back of Mosman, as far away from Military road as you can get while still on land, making your way down the bush path; intuitively you know something special is waiting at the end.
How people first found out about Burnt Orange and then located it on a map I have no clue, but they definitely did. Looking around at my fellow diners, they're young, they're gorgeous, and there are a lot of them. Coming here on this particular Saturday morning; the sun is shining; the view is spectacular, and it's a full house.
Formerly a residence, the beautiful plantation style house has been transformed into a restaurant/cafe serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea to its hungry guests. A multitude of white washed wooden tables are situated along the large, wrap around, wooden balcony; and the vine patterned cream and green wall paper emphasises the country manor feel. We could be ladies brunching in a bygone era.
We were lucky to secure a table In the sun and with a light breeze. It's bliss.
All being self-proclaimed foodies, we had all studied the menu online, so ordering with the courteous waiter was a quick affair.
The pancakes with ricotta and strawberries ($16) were a delectable dish. Also coming with a bacon option, they were stacked three fluffy disks high, and they were very generous in size.
The fetta, tomato and mushroom toast ($15) was also delicious. A deceptively simple dish, the mushrooms were perfectly grilled and not at all greasy; and the herb infused feta was it's star. Served with two massive pieces of sourdough, I was in heaven.
The only disappointment was the breakfast board ($19) - a very small dish, particularly in comparison to the size of the board on which it was served. The majority of the elements present were nice, but they just didn't seem to go together. Most of this dish was left behind.
After eating, I discovered the fun wasn't over. The entire two story house interior has been transformed into a boutique shop where one can purchase anything from handmade jewellery, clothing and blankets to decorative items and home wares. Expensive but gorgeous.
It was a great start to the weekend, and an even better start to a new year. Makes me it excited for what's yet to come!
Where: 1108/1109 Middle Head Road Mosman NSW.
Why: great location, food and shopping.
When: 7 days from 8.30am