If I walk into a cafe and my children are greeted before I am, than I know that I've found a goodin. A good child friendly cafe that is. If a cafe is child friendly then they have to like kids, just like they do at the Upper Crust Boulangerie in Breakfast Point. When we walked in there, bright and early on a Sunday morning, the first thing the staff did behind the counter was to smile, wave and say hi to the little bulls. On seeing this I just knew that we were in for a good experience.
Breakfast Point is a fascinating suburb of Sydney. It is like a gated community (but there aren't any gates). It feels quite American, maybe how I imagine parts of the Hamptons to be like. The colour scheme of the whole development is white and cream, with very much a plantation theme going on. The development is home to loads of apartments and a few impressive free standing homes. They have the most stunning Country Club - members only of course - see told you it was all yankee doodle dandy!
To quote the Breakfast Point sales brochure:
"Discover a place where you can indulge in the things you love. A place where your morning jog is set to the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour. A place where coffee with friends; lunch at the Country Club; fresh produce from the Village Centre; and even a relaxing afternoon at the beauty salon is a gentle stroll away."
Sounds heavenly doesn't it? Luckily for those of us who don't reside in Breakfast Point, we are allowed to enter this little slice of plantation life, as you seriously need to have coffee with your friends at the Upper Crust Boulangerie. Actually what you really need to do is have breakfast there, because you are in Breakfast Point after all! The Breakfast Point Village Centre is home to shops, cafes, restaurants and an impressive IGA supermarket and it is here where you shall find the Upper Crust Boulangerie.
Being a Boulangerie, Upper Crust obviously specialise in bakery items. There are beautiful breads, tempting tarts and perfect pastries all hand made with love. Our boys are currently obsessed with chocolate croissants and the Upper Crust Boulangerie make a mighty fine one according to No. 2 son for $5.00. If you prefer your children to have something a little more wholesome for breakfast, there is a dedicated kids menu that consists of petite scrambled eggs on toast ($) or ham and cheese fingers ($6). A petite waffle with ice cream and maple syrup is also on the menu for $6.00 as is Kids fruit salad for $4.50. Another option is to have a freshly baked muffin for $3.50.
If you decide to dine at lunch time you will also find a dedicated kids menu, reasonably priced nothing costs more than $7.00 and it includes baked beans, ham and pineapple melts, cheesy fingers and spag bol. Babycinos are a steal at 50 cents and kids milkshakes will set you back $3.50.
For drinks there are the usual milkshakes, juices - both freshly squeezed and bottled, as well as table water served in sensible plastic cups. There is a fridge dedicated to small tubs of Movenpick Ice Cream which will also tempt your little one's tummies.
The breakfast menu for adults was all sorts of yum - how's poached eggs with mushrooms and spinach on sourdough sound? Or perhaps potato rosti with poached eggs, spinach and roasted tomato? Mr Munch and I enjoyed both.
Whatever you decide on, you won't be disappointed. Now if you are actually having coffee with friends at Upper Crust Boulangerie, you will find their Campos coffee is superior and I'd be surprised if you only ending up having coffee. You will no doubt be tempted by all of their tarts, pastries, muffins and macarons that look oh so tempting. At lunch time there are sandwiches and baguettes stuffed full of delicious sounding fillings, pies, soup and even salads to whet your appetite.
Maybe it was because I winked a few too many times at the waiter, or maybe it was because the little bulls were so well behaved for once, or maybe they thought Mr Munch was someone famous (he has been confused with Malcolm Turnbull before!), I'm not sure why, but at the end of our meal, the staff bought out a plate of cookies for us! The boys were given big smartie choc chip cookies and we were given something like an almond tuille. Whatever the reason they were absolutely delicious and very much appreciated.
The lovely friendly welcome we received when we arrived at Upper Crust Boulangerie continued throughout our whole meal. Not once were we forgotten, even when the staff became super busy with all of the Breakfast Point residents rolling in for their takeaway coffee and baguette.
On your way home as way of an excursion, why not jump on the Putney Punt that departs just around the corner from Breakfast Point. This is the only punt that operates in the Sydney metro area. The trip takes 5 minutes and your kids will love it. You end up on the other side of the river at the very awesome Putney Park - and your trip on the punt it is free -what better way to finish your breakfast at Breakfast Point x
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Shop 7, Cross St Breakfast Point NSW 2137
Open 7 days from 7.00am