Saturday, September 15, 2007

Old Man's Hat, Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Old Man's Hat, Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Saturday 15 September, 2007

What a find! This morning our Glebe friends introduced us to a gem. Old Man's Hat is located near the intersection of Glebe Pt & Pyrmont Bridge Rds. It's a cute joint - the entrance is up a few stairs with a large window with bench seats, red feature walls and colourful furniture. The concept is all about maximising the use of certified organic ingredients.

We were welcomed inside and took the large front table in front of the barista. Coffees all around - and they were really, really good coffees too - we laboured over the menu as everything just sounded sooooo good. The breakfast menu consists of organic muesli's, pancakes, eggs and a few breakfast dampers and sour doughs. Where to start?

I couldn't go past the Petra - lamb sausage, grilled red capsicum, goats cheese and fried eggs on top of sour dough. My breakfast buddies ordered the strawberry & banana pancakes, muesli and two more of the breakfast dampers - this one with bacon, tomato and fried eggs.

After we ordered I had to ask the origin of the name - you've got to admit it's unique....the story goes the owner's Grandfather from the Greek Island of Lesvos used to go into the fields each day wearing the same old hat. At the end of the day he would return with a hat full of organic fruits and vegetables. The cafe pays homage to him.

When our breakfast arrived we were seriously impressed. There wasn't much talking as we started eating. My Petra was absolutely divine - the lamb sausage paired with grilled capsicum and goats cheese was sensational. As much as I loved mine my breakfast buddies also loved theirs and we gave glowing recommendations for each.

The staff were relaxed, pleasant and happy to share stories, jokes etc. We ordered a second round of coffees - Toby's Estate coffee beans - and enjoyed the atmosphere of this happening little place. We grabbed a takeaway menu to see what else they offered - meat, chicken, seafood, vegetarian pizzas, gourmet pastas, vegetarian pastas, salads, gourmet burgers, desserts etc - and vowed to return for dinner.

Old Man's Hat - Shop 2, 197 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe - (02) 9566 1921


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