Goodfields is a beautiful light filled venue on the North Shore offering luxe menu items that show creative flair.
The eatery is located opposite Lindfield train station which makes it super accessible, and if driving, it is approximately 20 minutes from the CBD. There’s ample free parking nearby.
We love the fit out of the eatery. Spanning two areas separated by leafy hanging plants, the space has polished concrete floors, pine tables and seating, a few booths and benches at the windows. A giant macramé wall hanging is a lovely addition to the styling. Despite the size of the café and the fact that it is pretty much full, it is not noisy at all, so they’ve clearly given a focus on the acoustics. We feel comfortable here and the vibe is buzzing with a good mix of adults, children and families.
Goodfields offers an all day dining menu, which we love, because sometimes you do want brunch items in the afternoon, particularly if you’ve had a weekend sleep in. There’s really something to suit everyone’s fancy; from bircher, to a one pot breakfast, avo on toast and some more creative options that we rarely see on menus for brunch these days. There’s slow roasted lamb ribs, zucchini flowers, and their famous buttermilk fried chicken. Whilst they might be famous for their fluffy hotcakes, and French toast or fried chicken, we opted for lobster tail.
The lobster tail is an amazingly decadent meal with a flesh rock lobster tail sitting on thick grain bread which is topped with mushy peas and two perfectly poached eggs. This is topped with lashings of a creamy crustacean hollandaise
We also shared the perfectly cooked salmon with a crispy skin, served with roasted heirloom purple cauliflower, seasoned with chimichurri, sprinklings of feta, roasted pine nuts, herb infused labneh and lemon. Whilst it may look simple, the flavours on the cauliflower are stunning and the fish is a beautiful fleshy piece of fish that is cooked perfectly.
We also ordered the goodfields bowl, a bowl of brown rice, plated with an array of roasted dutch carrots, kale, sweet potato hummus, a za’atar crusted avocado, a vegan crumpet and honey mustard dressing. This healthy dish was super tasty with a good mix of subtle flavours and we really like the thin crumpet and this bowl is perfect for vegan and vegetarian diners. If you’re not, you can always add chicken thigh or house tea smoked salmon or poached egg.
The counter has a huge coffee machine with the barista serving up cold brew, batch, filter, black and milk-based options using Five Senses beans. If you’re not a coffee drinker, you can order chai tea from Prana Chai, hot chocolate from Melbourne’s Mork Chocolate, smoothies, juices or malt shakes.
Shop 4/5 23/41 Lindfield Ave, Lindfield NSW 2070
(02) 9415 6716
Open 6am – 5pm daily
Thanks to Wasamedia for the invitation to dine and the hospitality provided by the venue.