On a trip to the Central Coast, we do a bit of research to find a spot to have lunch. Ooomph has some good reviews and their IG show cases amazing pics of their patisserie goods and breads, so we decide to stop off there in East Gosford.
The cafe is found down a back lane way in a converted concrete garage with exposed brick walls. The cafe is rustic, large in size, with antique chairs and wood tables, as well as some hanging plants. The outside feels a bit overgrown and could do with a bit of gardening work or plant watering.
The menu is stuck to the wall and they have all day breakfast and lunch options, mostly salads, smoothie bowls and salads which suits us fine. Using organic local produce in their meals.
I order the Vegan bowl, and add chicken. Whilst it might just sound like kale and quinoa, each part of the dish was delicious, nicely seasoned ingredients and the pumpkin in particular was marinated beautifully. Topped with a house hummus and some sauerkraut. I wanted some spelt bread to go with it, but they had sold out.
We also ordered a cheeseburger, nice flavours with gherkin, pickled onions and topped with tomato sauce, Dijon mustard and melted Red Leicester cheese. Grass fed beef, although the meat was a tad over cooked. You can grab a side of fries if preferred.
We really enjoyed our coffee, they’re now using Stitch blend, one of our faves. We found it a little odd that everything was in takeaway cups or boxes, but when the staff were eating their lunch, they had proper plates and cutlery.
We were there around 1pm and all the pastries had sold out, so you’d need to get there early for that.
The food is good and certainly reasonably priced.
26A Adelaide st
Open daily 7am-3pm