Flying Pepper Cafe
Flying Pepper Café is a hidden gem tucked away in the resort-style Rochedale Estates (off Gardner Road), serving breakfast and lunch with an Asian twist.
Open daily, this charming café with al fresco dining beside the lagoon offers traditional breakfast fare like eggs benedict and Flying Pepper Breakfast with poached eggs, bacon, chipolatas, hash brown and mushrooms on Turkish toast (a vegetarian option includes poached eggs, sundried tomato and feta rocket salad, avocado and mushrooms on Turkish); while dishes with a slightly Asian flavour include avocado on toast with feta, spring onion, seaweed and mint salad or crispy eggs with hollandaise sauce and pulled pork, Korean BBQ sauce, baby cos, mint, radish and sesame dressing on sourdough.
Likewise, lunch options range from popular items such as Greek salad, fish and chips, beef burgers, pulled pork burgers and steak sandwiches, to Asian dishes such as chicken soba salad with green tea cold soba noodles, mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and shredded chicken breast with sesame dressing, traditional Japanese curry (vegetarian or chicken) with carrots, sweet pumpkin, sliced cabbage and onions served with steamed rice or soba noodles and sushi rolls with names like Cinderella, French Kiss and Rainbow – an inside out roll filled with prawns and pumpkin, topped with smoked salmon, sliced avocado, peaches, white wine mayo and fish roe.
Family friendly, kids can nosh on bacon and eggs (poached, fried or scrambled) on Turkish toast or bagels for breakfast and bowls of hot chips, chicken nuggets and beef rib fillets for lunch.
Locally roasted Bellissimo coffee is on pour and goes down a treat with sweets such as apple crumble, caramel tarts and scones with jam and cream.
Besides coffee, the café offers smoothies, shakes, frappes, beer (Fat Yak, Asahi, Corona), Strongbow cider and a small selection of predominantly Australian red and white wines.
By Deb Lidster
Flying Pepper Café
120 Kate Cct