Pilgrims cafe is a Vegetarian cafe with a few locations ranging from Milton on the South Coast to my local venue, Bronte. It is a place we often go to for a coffee before work, a wrap or salad for lunch or even some delicious pancakes or acai bowl.
This time, we visit Pilgrims in Bronte to try the new tapas menu. Open for tapas on Friday and Saturday evening, it’s a superb spot for a little dish or two (or even more) and a few drinks to enjoy for your weekend. We settle in with a mojito and margarita and peruse the menu.
We try all the dishes between the two of us and a baby and certainly are very full by the end of the dining experience. We begin with the Pequeño Burrata Panzanella, made with Heirloom tomato, basil, Kalamata olives, red onion, baby cucumber. A refreshing salad that works well to begin.
This was followed up by five crisp little coated falafels, which have a tasty soft interior and come with a Beetroot hummus, Dukkha and a few slices of pita bread. A great little starter and we’re sure would be received well for any dining party.
We love the little moreish bites, both the sweet potato bombas, as well as the mac n cheese bites, both served atop chipotle aioli, parmesan and sprinkled with parsley. Perfect amount of crispness and so so delicious. Our 8 month old even enjoyed these!
I always said I wasn’t personally a jackfruit fan, but the jackfruit dish at Pilgrims has altered my perspective! Two Carnitas Jackfruit Tacos are served, a great choice for vegans too. They come topped with mixed slaw, guacamole and Romesco sauce. These are super generous on size and flavourful in taste! I would definitely order these again.
Although we loved everything, our favourite dish by far was the sticky cauliflower bites. We just kept going in for more, the sauce and fried cauliflower is spot on.
There’s some greens too, in the form of the Bronte Salad (also vegan and gluten free) with Seasonal greens and a lemon dressing or the charred broccolini with Toasted almonds, aioli, parmesan.
For dessert, the Pavlova and churros are both good choices, sweet and fun and a good size to share.
We think that there is good variety to this menu, with a mix of refreshing, fried, saucy and all so delicious. The sizing is generous for tapas and food preparation and delivery is efficient. Staff are super friendly as always, so it really makes for an all round excellent experience.
127 Macpherson Street
Thewhereto dined as guests of Pilgrims