Paddington Station Coffee House
4/151 Baroona Rd
This charming railway themed café brings a touch of old London to Rosalie, from its décor – Queen Anne arm chairs, bag racks with vintage luggage, bowler hats and canes, a station clock and departure board – to its British style menu.
Meals here are a light yet delicious affair as are the home baked goodies made from scratch from quality ingredients. Breakfast wise, there's creamy porridge, bacon and egg roll with HP sauce, free range eggs scrambled or benedict, sweet bread loaves and what would have to be their signature – Welsh Rarebit (two grain toast with cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and egg grilled).
For lunch fresh sandwiches come in Cambridge, Oxford, York or Westminster varieties (think traditional Brit department store fillings such as turkey and cranberry sauce, avo and camembert) or for something hot gourmet pies, filos and quiches served with salad, which are also on the supper menu.
Main courses aside, the stand out here are the home baked goodies which are made from scratch – feather light butterfly sponge cakes, muffin of the day and sweet or savoury scones, all the perfect accompaniment to the well brewed Establishment coffee from a start-up local boutique roaster and cups of Twinings or T2 tea.
But that's not all there is to Paddington Station – in the evenings a small but wickedly luscious dessert menu is on offer – warm chocolate brownies, waffles or banana and chocolate hazelnut crepes and at any time of day pop in for one of their Belgian choc milkshakes or coffee to go.