It's very easy for a dining venue to throw some nuggets and chips into the deep fryer and then say that they have a kids menu. It is quick, cheap to prepare and most kids love it. And we see it time and time again on menus everywhere we go. So when we arrive at a place where there is an actual kids menu (not an after thought quickly typed on the back of the adults menu), I do a little happy dance. Actually I do a big happy dance when I see that there isn't a nugget to be seen on the whole menu!
So when we had breakfast at InSeason Wholefood Cafe in Dural recently, I practically did a break dance when I saw how good their kids menu was. This cafe is all about healthy eating and using the freshest possible ingredients to achieve that. They are also very conscious of the different dietary requirements that diners have these days, so if you are vegetarian, a vegan, a coeliac, paleo enthusiast or even just a good food lover (like I am), you will be impressed with the options available at InSeason.
Breakfast is served from the very family friendly hour of 7am which is perfect for families who have early risers like we do. My lads started their day with a Kids Fresh Fruit Plate and hoovered down the entire thing! I loved how the kitchen did not skimp on the "special" fruit - there was mango, raspberries and blueberries on there. I also loved how the yoghurt came on the side, so it made for a perfect little dipping bowl for each piece of fruit.
I too chose some fruit for my breakfast - it was actually InSeason's delightful Muesli Jar ($9), that was topped with thick yoghurt, fresh berries, honey and coconut and besides looking so lovely, it also tasted delish! Mr Munch went with the Avo Smash that had a hint of basil and lime, and he added some protein on with a side of poached eggs ($17). Carnivores will be delighted to find that there is a Big Breakfast on the menu too and even a Bacon & Egg Roll. And vegans will be ecstatic to find that they have a dedicated menu for both breakfast and lunch - not too many places in Sydney have this.
At lunch time burgers (with sweet potato fries), very healthy sounding salads and a delicious sounding Middle Eastern Lamb (with flat bread, beetroot coleslaw & pumpkin hummus) feature on the menu. And if you just want a sweet treat to go with a coffee, make sure you check out the variety of goodies in the front counter that are all made inhouse - the choc protein balls are a must try!
They serve Adore Estate Coffee at InSeason and they make it extremely well. And the best bit is that a babycino for your bambino is free with any coffee purchase! Tea lovers will love their range of Tea Tonic teas, and for cold drinks they make a brilliant range of fresh smoothies and juices (full of all of those good things for you) that will have you bouncing around all day.
Now lets talk logistics - InSeason Wholefood Cafe is located in the New Line Business Park in Dural. There is a car park right out the front that services all the different businesses in the complex. And just to let you know there is a gym upstairs, so when that is in full swing (like it is most mornings) the car park is quite busy. Oh and if you are looking for a gym to join, the gym is called Resolution Fitness and it has an excellent Kids Corner Creche - Mr Munch swears he saw Delta Goodrem leaving the gym when we were breakfasting, so you may be able to sweat your tooshie off next to her!
There is easy access and plenty of space to park your pram especially outside at the cafe - mums' groups will definitely be happy about that. There is also a lovely clean loo on site (that doesn't contain a baby change table) and you will find it, inside at the back of the cafe. The super friendly staff offer full table service, so you don't have to leave your table or your pram and apparently they have colouring to occupy kidlets. The cafe looks over the Dural Golf Driving Range where they also have a cheap putt putt golf course, so that could be a fun adventure for your little brood afterwards.
So my dear parents, if you are sick of your little munchers eating too many deep fried nuggets when they go out to dine, why not take them out for some real food and check out In Season Whole Food cafe in Dural? They are open for breakfast and lunch every day x
256 New Line Rd, Dural NSW
Open 7 days from 7am - 3pm
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