The Wooden Whisk
7-8/38-46 Albany St
St Leonards, Sydney

We were lucky enough to attend the Wooden Whisk café on the corner of Albany & Oxley Sts St Leonards.This café is exceptional. The takeout meals are just as appealing as the dine in meals and their coffee is one of the best brews we have tasted. Their coffee is Soul Origin and is roasted over a 12 day cycle in our own Surry Hills in Sydney. Coffee is taken seriously here. This is apparent when you take the first sip. We would go out of our way to have a coffee from Wooden Whisk and from the number of patrons I observed ordering takeout coffee, we are not the only ones. Upon arrival we were greeted by Sean (the owner) who ushered us to a table. The atmosphere was cosmopolitan, warm and welcoming and at the same time energetic and lively.  He gave us the menus and also explained the specials board. I ordered a mixed fruit juice made by Sean while we pondered over the menu. There was such a wide choice.

The café has a breakfast menu with the most delicious of brekky classics as well as Wooden Whisk classics. Wooden Whisk also has a very comprehensive lunch menu. The hard part was choosing. Do we have a gourmet sandwich (made to order) or hot meals from the lunch menu, or choose from the specials board. Maybe the yummy  homemade Thai sweet potato soup or broccoli and bacon soup. Perhaps a delicious nutritious wholesome salad or pasta.
Oh the pressures of life.

As it was approaching the middle of the day we decided to order from the lunch menu.

Our choice was spiced lamb fillets with quinoa, honey roasted pumpkin, beetroot, baby spinach, pine nuts & yoghurt. Check out the photo – it really does taste as good as it looks.

Lovely pink lamb and a generous serving too. Just what we wanted!

We then moved on to another lovely main course dish to try.

The spinach & ricotta tortellini came served with a delicious combination of pine nuts, tomato and roast pumpkin.

It also had what can only be described as a magnificent pesto cream (which was Dame C’s favourite).

This was a lovely dish with delicate and balanced flavours.

A grilled fillet of ocean trout, pearl couscous, pesto aioli, tomato relish (Dame M’s favourite) was next. The fish was cooked perfectly and the tomato relish was a very tasty addition. Simply delectable. We shared these dishes while washing it down with sauvignon blanc. Yes, Wooden Whisk is licensed and also accepts BYO wine. The flavours were fresh and tasty. The produce was tender and cooked to perfection. Each dish was colourful and vibrant with the aroma adding to the salivation in our mouths.

After a brief interval Sean surprised us with a sweet platter. This consisted of lime and coconut yoghurt cupcakes with cream cheese icing and salted caramel slice cleverly presented on a decorative plate then garnished with strawberries and chocolate sauce.

We also ordered another coffee – truly brilliant. A great touch to a most delightful lunch. It seems they do everything well here.

Wooden Whisk also caters for private functions. You can see the catering menu on their website. The catering menu is one fit for the most discerning of groups.

From breakfast to lunch to coffee to pastries to homemade low fat yoghurt with organic granola to gluten free chia & quinoa pudding with coconut and almonds to the Reuben sandwich and the most amazing coffee we have ever tasted, Wooden Whisk is a must to visit.

Whether you have time for a sit down meal or just need to pick up a freshly squeezed fruit juice and Cajun beef & chickpea slaw with avocado. It’s the place with it all.

Sean has been running Wooden Whisk for the last 3 years. We wish we had discovered this exceptional eatery earlier. We will do our best to make sure we return to Wooden Whisk as soon as we can.

Those Dames, who are now doing reviews for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of The Wooden Whisk. Special thanks to Sean for his hospitality. Big thanks also to Claire McPherson of CPM Online Marketing Services for arranging this visit.

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