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An inexpensive, cheerful cafe-shop with damn healthy fodder.
Wild is not something normally associated with Neutral Bay, the most civil of areas — a mostly residential, middle-class 'burb that's quieter at night and pretty quiet by day, notwithstanding the traffic on Military Road. Wild Basket has existed in its present location for a while, although under different owners as a shop trading in mostly organic produce.
New owners Saskia Clark and Corienne Salem took over in December and did some renos, keeping the name and local produce but strengthening the cafe brand. The former accountants have contacts with more than 30 producers nationally, stocking a variety of jarred and bottled delicacies from wine to pickled beetroot at Neutral Bay, a lot of which make their way onto the menu.
Lunch is basically sandwiches and salads, from pulled pork to ocean trout, poached chicken and veggie options. A Ploughman's platter might take your fancy — a spread of the goods on sale, from the aforementioned beetroot marmalade to vintage cheddar, pickles and ham ($16).
It's an inexpensive, cheerful place with a warm vibe and an open shop front. There's nothing particularly astounding or innovative, but it is rather excellent and healthy cafe fodder.
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