I know I’ve talked about Canteen a year ago when they opened, but a few things have changed so an update is in order.
After trying evenings and a few different variations on menus, Canteen have settled into a nice rhythm. They have a lovely ambience in the style of a cake shop and tea room from days gone by (check out the casserole on top of the artificial flamed ‘oven’ in the picture at the end!), and friendly staff.
Open from 7.30am Monday to Friday, breakfasts run until noon, and then there’s a switch up to lunch. The lunches include a tasty range of flatbreads, salads and hot meat sandwiches and burgers, many of which showcase their house-made Mabel & Mack hot spicy sauces (and are tender and delicious).
And although the breakfast foods are semi-traditional, they are well executed and usually have some different and interesting twists (turkish eggs with strained yoghurt, cumin butter and a grilled flatbread, or brioche french toast with toffee bananas – great presentation as you’ll see above – or biscuits and gravy of open cheese scones with pork sausage and a creamy gravy – also delicious and well presented).
Open from 10 – 2.30pm Saturdays and Sundays with a brunch menu blended from the breakfast and lunch.
The coffee is Immigrants Son and well made, and the baking (with Roy being a baker) superb if you fancy a little cake to finish off with.
Here to stay.
8 Bond Street.