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Mr Watkin's Bar

A cafe serving next-level jaffles by day — and a bar swilling 70-plus cocktails by night.
By Kosa Monteith
April 24, 2023
By Kosa Monteith
April 24, 2023

Ever heard of a bread pie? According to Mr Watkin's on Penrith's High Street, it's a "jacked-up jaffle" — and it's a heck of a way to start your day. Pick from hefty fillings like spag bol, Philly cheese steak, mac and cheese or brekkie bacon and eggs.

If you want something more traditional, opt for french toast, truffle scrambled eggs, smashed avo or the full works. For the sweet-toothed, there's a baked goods cabinet packed with scones, banana bread and house-made muffins.

There's a full sandwich menu, too, featuring solid faves like salad, turkey club and steak. It's good, honest food in a welcoming and unassuming setting — perfect for a mid-morning linger over a coffee.

As day turns to night, your brekkie cafe Mr Watkins transforms into a pub-style restaurant, complete with cheese and charcuterie boards and fun snacks like dim sims, lamb ribs, polenta nuggets and onion bhaji rings. For heftier meals, share the peri peri chicken, sticky pork hock or spiral sausage, and slap on a side of cauli cheese or potato bake before finishing on a cheesecake or banoffee. And don't miss the epic cocktail list, with all the standards and house riffs, like the black forest espresso martini.

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