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Cornersmith Is Opening a Spinoff Cafe in Annandale

With those weekly queues for weekend brunch, this has been a long time coming.
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 16, 2016
By Jasmine Crittenden
March 16, 2016

If you've ever lined up along Illawarra Road, waiting for a seat at Cornersmith, you probably won't be surprised to learn that they're expanding. On weekends, the uber-popular Marrickville cafe could serve all its ravenous fans twice over and then some.

So, they're gearing up to take their seasonal produce, community spirit and pickles to a second branch. And its home will be Annandale. If everything goes to plan, Cornersmith 2.0 (yet to be named) will open in June or July, just opposite Hinsby Park, on the corner of View and Piper Streets.

"It had to be a corner site," co-owner Alex Elliott-Howery told Good Food. "We chose Annandale because we were looking for another suburb in the inner west with a really strong community."

You can expect all the things that have made the cafe such a hit. One of its biggest drawcards is its produce. 'Seasonal' and 'local' aren't used as buzzwords, but as actual principles. On the new autumn menu, for example, you'll find a breakfast bowl loaded with yoghurt made by Kristen Allan, nashi, persimmon, unwaxed apple and honey pepitas, as well as peach, macadamia and fennel loaf with nutmeg and yoghurt butter.

Then, of course, there's the famous picklery. Set up in an open kitchen, it's where the team makes the pickles, chutney and preserved fruits that end up on your plate. You can find out how they do it by joining a workshop.

In Annandale, there'll be the added bonus of a park just across the road. Armed with stacks of goodies, you'll be able to head over for a private picnic — no need to queue for a seat if you're not in the mood or in a hurry.

Via Good Food.

Published on March 16, 2016 by Jasmine Crittenden


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