We had a plumber do some work for us last year and he told me that he lived in God's own country - Yowie Bay. He also muttered something about this neighbourhood gem called the Post Box and I filed it away in the chaotic world of my brain for future reference. So last Saturday when we were all up with the mudlarks thanks to a family of kookaburras that have taken up residence outside of Chez Little Munch we jumped in the trusty Hyundai and made our way south to Yowie Bay. I wanted to see if the plumber was right or he if he was just full of it because he had been working in it for way too long!
I'm happy to say that he was right. Very right. Yowie Bay is truly delightful as it practically surrounded by water and that cafe he mentioned well it most definitely is a neighbourhood gem. I think the Post Box Cafe is the only cafe in Yowie Bay (please correct me if I am wrong) and I assume that it is named after the post box that is directly on the street in front of it. There is a small parking area and loads of street parking available. When we arrived, the first things the boys noticed were the toys next to the outdoor dining area and the first thing I noticed was the decent stack of high chairs - clearly a lot of families dine at the Post Box Cafe. We sat outside at a table right next to the play area, the boys happily played in the sun while we checked out the menu. I think in the middle of the day this play area could get a wee bit too hot for little ones, so remember to "slip, slop, slap" as it is not shaded at all. The cafe is easily accessed by a pram and they do have a small toilet down the side but it doesn't have a baby change table or access for a pram.
Children have their own menu for breakfast, lunch and treats at The Post Box Cafe. Babycinos ($2), hot chocolates ($3), flavoured milk & juice ($2.50) are included on the drinks menu for kiddies. Our boys chose vegemite toast ($4) and the pancakes with maple syrup & ice cream ($7) off their breakfast menu and this was washed down with babycinos. Toast is toast, but that pancake was huge and gobbled up in record time by my skinny little man before he ran back out to play. The other breakfast options are bacon & eggs with toast ($7) or a ham & cheese omelette ($7).
The kidlet's lunch time menu costs $8.00 and it contains the usual suspects - nuggets and home style chips; cheeseburgers, fish & chips as well as steak & chips. For treats, little ones can have a scoop of ice cream with topping ($2.50), a dotty biscuit ($3.30) or a cupcake ($3.00).
The Post Box Cafe use Design Roast coffee beans, a brand I am unfamiliar with, but let me tell you makes a very decent cup of joe. A chocolate bullet came as a sweet touch on the side which I dutifully handed over to number one son and I fully expected Mr Munch would do the same with his and give it to the youngest. But oh no, he woofed it down as quick as you can blink, resulting in a sulking four year old - does anyone else's other half do this?!!
The breakfast menu is huge at the Post Box Cafe and so are the portion sizes! The eggs atlantic with charred asparagus (sans hollandaise) looked amazing and I almost regretted my choice of the fresh fruit salad until I saw it. I received a massive bowl of deliciously ripe chunky fruit pieces and on the side were two small bowls, one with muesli (that had little chips of yoghurt like chocolate) and the other had low fat vanilla yoghurt in it. If you aren't into "healthy" breakfasts there are loads of decadent choices for you such as the breakfast bruschetta - toasted vienna bread topped with baked ricotta, mixed berries & honey vanilla yoghurt or croquettes - potato & charred corn croquettes with soft poached eggs, tomato & avocado salsa. Every meal that came out of the kitchen looked amazing and huge!
Do you think your suburb is God's own country? Do you have a neighbourhood gem like the Post Box Cafe? If so spill x