If you’ve stood in line waiting to get a table at the busy Picnic Cafe in Camp Hill, you’d be glad to know that this local favourite has set up a second all-day breakfast spot in West End. Now, a whole new crowd can enjoy its delectable brekkie and lunch offerings and experience why the food at this cafe is an easy eastside favourite.
Since 23 Sept 2021, Picnic Cafe in West End has welcomed brunchers at the new venue on the corner of Boundary and Mollison Street in West Village. With nearly the same fit out as its Camp Hill sister site (but only bigger!), this eatery has an inviting open dining space with lots of lights, natural pine furnishing, and specs of greenery. It’s also attracting a hungry crowd, judging by its packed operations every single day.
Unlike the Camp Hill site, however, the West End spot opens a lot later than the eastside outlet but whether you come to this cafe for breakfast or lunch, you’ll always get the same line-up of classic, delicious, and Insta-worthy meals.
Picnic Cafe’s highly-recommended signature dish is the nutritious and filling Wagyu Scotch egg, which is loaded with bearnaise sauce, house-pickled salad, avocado, kimchi-inspired dressing, piccolo, and hash browns. If it’s pancakes you’re hankering for, this cafe has Stacks On Stacks cream cheese pancakes topped with berries, pistachio praline, salted caramel sauce, lemon balm, and ice cream. The flavours are worth the guilt trip!
But there are lunch items on the menu as well, such as the chicken burger with 25 spices or the unique udon-based pasta with chorizo and tiger prawns. Between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Picnic Cafe serves up snacks you can’t resist like fried halloumi sticks, salt and pepper squid, and popcorn chicken.
The Camp Hill cafe’s iced coffees, cold press juices, smoothies, and cocktails like the fabulous Biscoff or Toblerone martinis are also on the West End menu. Some of the cocktail drinks come with alcohol-free versions.
After the birth of this second venue, Picnic Cafe is also planning on offering actual picnics for diners to order in advance and then collect at their most convenient time. Tune in for more from this exciting cafe by following their Instagram or Facebook.