When it comes to cafe fare, true tastiness and robust healthiness do not always collide. However, Black Seed Eatery has perfected the match. Opened in June 2018, this sleek eatery is bringing dishes made with fresh produce and spiked with super foods to Parramatta's rapidly evolving food scene.
Designed by Al & Co Haus of Design, the space is a naturally lit refuge, filled with shiny mirrors, Scandi-inspired blonde timbers and lush pot plants. To start your day right, tuck into the quinoa salsa — asparagus, sweet corn kernels and avocado, topped with a fried egg and shallots on organic sourdough — or a baked field mushroom layered with crispy pancetta, poached egg, rocket, balsamic and parmesan on organic sourdough.
That said, the menu isn't only about looking after your vital organs. Come lunch time, you can get a bit more indulgent with a Black Seed Beef Burger (beef, onion, cheese, cos lettuce, tomato and house-made sauce) or buttermilk fried chicken with slaw and spicy mayo. There's also a bunch of artisanal baked goodies, created in partnership with Luxe Bakery.
Meanwhile, Toby's Estate is supplying the coffee beans and has spent many hours working with the Black Seed team to come up with a smooth, rich, unique house blend.
Images: Terence Chin