2016 Regional Awards
- FINALIST Best Coffee sponsored by Maxim PR and Marketing
2016 Judges’ Comments
Belsize and Co is a down to earth cafe that provides authentic artisan food and good coffee. With a stripped-back casual vintage style, the focus is on hearty breakfasts such as the signature Eggs Bellarine and The Queenscliff, with good vegetarian and gluten free options such as Zucchini and Corn Fritter Stack with house made riata, free range poached eggs and a rocket pesto. Lunch options feature a tempting array of house made goodies such as the Rustic Tart, Goats Cheese Leek and Filo Parcel, Frittata with roast seasonal vegetables and a selection of lovely home made pies.Lighter options such as a delicious Warm Chicken Salad with pearl cous cous, pumpkin, chorizo and parmesan are also available, leave room for a decadent house make cake, such as a berry and white chocolate muffin, still warm from the oven. Add in excellent coffee with beans sourced from Rosso Roasting Company and Tea Blossom teas and you have a winning combination. Craft beers, and cider from Young Henry’s of Newtown (Sydney) and a compact list of wines from boutique vineyards are available by the glass and reasonably priced. While you sip on your favourite tipple you may choose to munch on spicy Japanese miso nuts, the Balinese satay nut mix or The Hangover – peanuts dipped in duck fat, maple syrup and Worcestershire Sauce! There also a range of softdrinks, organic juices, and traditional milkshakes, including flavours such as Mint, White Chocolate and Toffee. Belsize and Co was a good place to linger over breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, or a leisurely drink.