Gather on the Green is the sort of place where one could write a great novel, or at the very least read a great novel.
The mismatched leather furniture, dark floorboards, exposed brick and full length windows looking out over Camperdown Oval make for a perfect place to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Plus, all the food is ethically sourced and sustainably produced from local suppliers, and if that’s not a good excuse to eat two sandwiches for lunch I don’t know what is.
The bacon and egg roll ($6.50) is definitely the champion of the breakfast menu. The combo of crispy bacon packed four or five rashers deep, runny egg and the most perfectly spiced tomato relish makes this puppy one of the best B&Es in the inner west. Add in a Mecca coffee ($3.50); you don’t even have to break a $20 (though you may break a meat sweat).
For the hungrier individuals, there’s the golden corn fritters with sauteed spinach and homemade relish or poached eggs with field mushrooms and goat’s cheese on toasted sourdough. For the food architects there’s the Build Your Own, where you select ingredients to adorn your toast and fashion your own breakfast delights. It’s kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure novel but the chapters are bacon and avocado and you don’t die at the end.
Gather on the Green is child- and pooch-friendly, and on sunny days you can borrow a picnic blanket and eat your bacon-themed delights across the road in the park whilst watching people play sports. What’s not to love?