This is the first time I’ve ever been on a food crawl and wasn’t sure what to expect other than feeling totally sick after eating so much at the first place but I was wrong!
It was actually quite pleasant and really well timed so that people had time to digest between each venue.
Venue number one was Four Brothers Espresso which is a little café located in Waringah Mall.
We were seated in a nice area outside of the café and provided with tea, Four Brother’s Roaster’s coffee and drinks of choice.
For the dishes, we were given a nice array of different pieces to try.
Smashed avo with diced tomato and fetta on sourdough was delicious – slightly reminiscent of bruschetta with the tomato, this had a good mix of flavour.
Brother’s eggs benedict with smoked salmon and wilted spinach. Cooked to perfection and super tasty.
Brother’s eggs benedict with bacon and wilted spinach which was also cooked to perfection and probably more of a fave for me out of the two as I’m a bacon lover.
Deluxe burger with bacon jam by Scotch and Smoke. I have to say that these guys make a mean burger! The patties are cooked well and the flavours are just out of this world. If you want a good burger, you’ve definitely got to visit!
Classic cheeseburger also by Scotch and Smoke was definitely not a disappointment. Who else can do a cheeseburger as well as these guys?!
Roasted pumpkin and quinoa salad which was surprisingly good. I’m a big pumpkin and quinoa fan so this was a treat for me.
Balsamic chickpea and avocado salad which was another “healthier option” on the menu that was super tasty and made you feel like eating this reverses all of the bad junk food choices you’ve made in life.
Acai bowl topped with fresh berries and toasted coconut flakes. Oh em gee – this was heaven for me. I honestly couldn’t stop eating this this and have been craving it ever since.
This was definitely a great start to the day and would surely make a trek back on over to have these delish dishes again!
After this we had a bit of a sweet treat delivered to us courtesy of The Classic Cupcake Co. who brought us twelve beautifully decorated cupcakes.
They had chocolate and vanilla bases iced with buttercream flowers which were pretty as a picture.
Venue number two was Eleven 11 Café in Warriewood where we again had an awesome feast!
Some of the menu items we tried were the fish tacos which had beer battered flathead, fermented cabbage, mango salsa, chipotle mayo and jalapenos which was just delish and was definitely the one which everyone grabbed at first.
A burrito bowl which had iceberg lettuce with corn, black beans, grilled chicken, fresh salsa, quinoa, avocado, sour cream, jalapenos and chipotle dressing with some corn chips. This was another of my favourites.
Sweet corn fritters with roquette, bacon, poached eggs and sweet chilli sauce. Loved these also – I am definitely a fan of corn fritters and this was presented really well and had a really nice flavour to it.
Cottage cheese pancakes which were served with fresh berries, banana and Canadian maple syrup. Yummm! I love it when pancakes are made fancy and have ricotta or cottage cheese in them as it just adds that something-something to it.
Eleven11 Burger which contains 150g wagyu beef patty, iceberg lettuce, onion, pickles, tomato, bacon, cheese and Eleven11 sauce. These guys know how to make a good burger also – that wagyu was seriously on point and the Eleven11 sauce was wow!!!
Truffle burger which was made up of 150g wagyu beef patty, spinach, onion rings, cheese, maple bacon and truffle aioli. For all you truffle fans out there, eat your heart out with this one. These guys don’t skimp out on the truffle so you will be in absolute heaven with this baby.
The Easter hot chocolate which was definitely my number one favourite.
You do this one yourself whereby you’re given a Red Tulip chocolate bunny to put into a coffee cup and then you pour your delicious hot chocolate milk over your bunny to create an even more explosive chocolate taste. Give me ten of these and I’ll be in a sugar coma. But seriously, it’s really not as sweet as you would expect it to be. I could definitely live life having a few of these each day.
So last but not least, venue number three, Sunset Diner in Avalon.
Such a cutely decked out place – everything is pink and flamingos are painted on the wall of the outside area so it’s definitely my style.
In terms of menu items, we got the Cheese Dog which has their signature frank, cheese sauce and chipotle ketchup. I had this one all to myself ahahaha as I like my hot dogs traditional with just the frank, sauce and cheese!
The Smoked Brisket Dog which also has their signature frank topped with smoked brisket, mustard, pickle relish and onions. Picked at some of the smoked brisket and it was pretty good.
Two sides of fries which will give Maccas a run for their money.
We also had the Luxe Burger which consisted of a beef patty, double cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and sunset sauce. This was a pretty good burger also – I’m loving how all of these places have their own signature sauces!
The Crispy chicken burger which was made up of buttermilk chicken, herb and cabbage slaw, pickles and chipotle mayo. I didn’t mind this one too much but I have to say I’m not a fan of slaw so didn’t really enjoy that aspect of it but other than that, the chicken had a nice flavour to it.
The Burger which has your beef patty, cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato pickles and sunset sauce. Loved this one; it’s pretty much a cheeseburger but with lettuce and tomato.
And a salad just to be healthy – the Havana which has brown rice, black beans, avocado, coriander, tomato salsa, spiced mango vinaigrette, corn crumble and added crispy chicken. This was pretty enjoyable. It’s like one of those bowls you can get from Thr1ve where it’s super healthy but tasty at the same time. The spiced mango vinaigrette gave it a nice, fresh flavour.
So there you have it, Frankiie’s first food crawl!
Let me know if you guys have visited any of the above and what your favourite menu items were.