5 loaves 2 fish might be in a quiet laneway in Neutral Bay, but it’s already made a name for itself. It’s a place that you wouldn’t pass through unless you were purposefully looking for it. However, you most definitely should be looking for it. A large bright open cafe, contemporary styling with white walls and greenery, it’s very welcoming.
Chef Andrew and staff are brilliant. It was super busy the day we were there, and with customers ordering custom items, it could have been a long wait. However Andrew was amazing, pumping out the menu items from scratch (that’s impressive) and covering the diners meal when they ran out of their first preference. A+ class service right there. Wait staff attended to us quickly, delivering our coffees almost as quick as we ordered them.
The menu here is superb, and right up our alley. Wholesome, healthy food and they cater well to dietary requirements. We could have ordered anything, it sounded so good, but we rested on a breakfast item to share and a brunch/lunch dish each.
We tried the Honey Roasted Pistachio & Almond Granola w/ Organic Coconut Yogurt, berry compote, fresh berries and Canadian maple syrup.
The slow roasted cauliflower and chickpea salad, served with sweet potato hummus was divine! We added the turmeric spiced chicken (keep this off and it’s a vegan dish) this was incredible.
We admired the fish tacos from a afar, so they were a must order for us too. Small soft tacos, filled with spiced grilled barramundi and cabbage slaw, herbs, lime cream and tomato salsa.
The kitchen takes so much care with their flavours and presentations. We absolutely love this place and are excited for our next visit!