On Pointe Cafe
On Pointe Café is a gorgeous, light-filled café perched on a hill in leafy Paddington serving top-notch fare with an Italian twist.
Owned by Italian-born barista Andrea and his partner, professional dancer/ choreographer Loren, On Pointe adjoins DanSing dance studio.
Customers can dine inside the cosy café or al fresco on the shaded deck. On Pointe is dog-friendly and child-friendly with a little fairy garden out front for kids to play in.
Open Thursday through Sunday* for breakfast and lunch, breakfast fare ranges from the Garden Breakfast of free range eggs on toast with spinach, kale, wild mushrooms and grilled cherry tomatoes to Bill’s Big Breakfast of eggs your way on toast with haloumi, chorizo, crispy bacon, wilted spinach, wild mushrooms and cherry tomatoes, and the highly recommended Italian Bean Hot Pot - slow-cooked beans with tomato sauce, chorizo and 2 free range, fried eggs on top served with thick cut toast.
Lunch options, served from 11am, include risotto of the day, spaghetti alla bolognese and pasta al pistachio - roasted pistachios with sun-dried tomatoes and feta.
Dinner is served from Wednesday to Sunday*. Customers can dine on the fairy lit patio while enjoying home cooked Italian fare such as handmade ravioli filled with roasted lamb, shallots and white chocolate with sage, butter and parmesan sauce. Do try the On Pointe panna cotta with house baked honeyed figs for dessert.
Drink wise, there’s Dimattina coffee, pots of tea, freshly squeezed juice and milkshakes.
Nice to know - Children have their own menu with egg on toast and ham and cheese toasties available all-day, or mini spag bol and bangers and mash for dinner. There are also a couple of mushroom tables and seats out front for kids to sit on.
*Opening hours correct at time of visiting in July 2018.
By Deb Lidster
On Pointe Café
195 Kennedy Tce
0477 007 300