We headed to Mortdale to try out the new kid on the block, the Silver Fox Cafe. In a area with plenty of bakeries, charcoal chicken shops and grocery stores, Mortdale has been missing a quality cafe. This certainly fills that void.
As soon as you enter this cafe, it feels fresh and the decor is on trend. Pine wooden pieces, cement floors and a touch of white, the cafe feels modern and we love the Kate Moss artwork in the back room. There’s also an outdoor area if you’d prefer to sit outside.
We meet the delightful owners, and the staff working on the day are equally as nice. We felt welcomed and comfortable instantaneously.
We peruse the menu and honestly everything appealed to us. We love that the menu items are named after RnB influences. We knew the pancakes were a must order and they certainly did not disappoint. Light and fluffy banana pancakes, topped with a brûlée’d banana, and decorated like a work of art with white chocolate, hazlenut praline and blackberries, topped with taro ice cream. Whilst this makes for a very instagrammable dish, it makes for a better dish to actually eat. We love this meal and would definitely go back just for this.
Another sweet choice was the “Ex-straw-binary” – the in house made crunchy coconut granola, topped with strawberry yoghurt mousse, fresh berries, strawberry coulis and a chocolate basil crumb. The flavour combinations were brilliant and it was certainly a very generous serving.
We also had a more savoury dish- Baba’s Bowl – eggs scrambled with feta, sautéed mix of mushrooms, onion and chorizo, long pepper, garlic yoghurt, Ajvar, chilli and basil oil served with sourdough. Super delicious combo and very filling too! This was a new dish to the menu and we think it should stay.
Other selections on the all day brunch menu include spiced pakora, a beetroot medley and also a pink and purple poke. Silver Fox cafe also have a lunch menu and the beetroot stained salmon would be something we’re keen to try. Burgers, pasta and lamb shoulder are also available.
Drink wise the cafe use Pablo and Rusty’s coffee as their house blend. You’ll find a great range of juices and sometimes even some specials like a strawberry latte!
We love this cafe and thoroughly recommend visiting and getting in early. The instagrammable, palate pleasing dishes are served by a family of people who clearly know the hospitality industry.
Silver Fox Cafe
7 Mortdale Road, Mortdale
02 9585 2857