We had been keen to visit this cafe for some time now, for the menu we had read about online sounded very appealing.
We took the opportunity for a catch up with friends to visit Outfield as the cafe’s vision and approach aligns with our perspective in regards to the use of fresh and healthy ingredients prepared well. We also like their an environmental focus.
The inner west cafe’s name is apt, for it is in the “outfield” of a cricket pitch in Yeo Park, Ashfield. Ample parking without restrictions makes for the perfect cafe catch up.
Promoted as a modern take on picnic food, you can eat in or grab a rug and sit outside. It would be great to do so with a game of cricket on in the background. But since we were visiting on one of Sydney’s scorcher days, we chose to sit inside in the air conditioned space.
The trendy little spot is a bit mod in its decor, with little porthole windows and cool art adorning the walls.
We love a cafe with good coffee and especially those that use interesting blends. Outfield use a specialty blend roasted by CRS (Collective Roasting Solutions), STITCH beans, and you can also buy beans to go if you want to try them at home. We begin our visit with coffees and enjoyed a milk based coffee which was beautifully smooth, as well as a filter coffee. The cafe rotates single origins for black and filter coffee. If we lived nearby, we’d get coffee regularly here.
Food wise, their seasonal menu has so many dishes we’d happily order like the warm pumpkin loaf or pumpkin wedge salad, both of which we must return for! We made our choice as to what we most wanted, including the sautéd mushrooms with farro, corn custard, spring herbs, poached egg on sourdough. The mushrooms were beautifully sautéed and all the flavours worked so well together.
The most delicious meal was the “king of spin” – small diced pieces of lemon myrtle cured kingfish, pickled radish, herb salad, labneh and a poached egg. So fresh, healthy and something we’d certainly order again.
They have a few open style sandwiches served on Nonie’s charcoal bread (favourite of ours), as well as rolls, bowls and burgers. The super soft bun with Katsu chicken was a winner.
There’s plenty of over the counter pastries if you’re just after a takeaway.
We love that the store also sells products such as pickled vegetables, reusable bags and coffee cups.
We love this place and I’m sure you will too.
Yeo Park, 230 Victoria Street
Ashfield NSW 2131