In the 2.5 years that I lived in Camperdown I went to the park for a run or walked through it to go to uni hundreds of times. Not once I stopped at Gather On The Green. Fortunately my sister works nearby so it became an obvious spot to have breakfast with her.
The cafe is far away from the buzz of Newtown but in a premium location just opposite the park. In fact, you can sit at the public park picnic tables and get served there if the weather is good.
It was starting to get cold in Sydney so we sat inside.
I started my morning with a – you guessed it – long black. Very nice coffee; I was tempted to have a second cup but my adrenals said no. Gladys had lemongrass & ginger tea, served in a retro cup.
Long black ($3.50), lemongrass & ginger tea ($4)
After asking a few questions about gluten-free bread and ingredients we ordered two of the meals from the “substantial” section in the menu. I think between our accent, questions and requests we managed to confuse our waiter, who served us the wrong meal twice, but promptly corrected the mistakes. Service otherwise was super attentive and genuinely warm.
We started with the poached eggs with gourmet sausage, spinach & tamarind chutney. While the eggs were a tad overcooked, the sausage was tasty and went very well with the slightly spicy chutney.
Poached eggs with gourmet sausage, spinach & tamarind chutney ($15)
The other dish we shared was Gather’s famous scrambled eggs with parmesan, served with bacon. This one’s a no-brainer. Parmesan and bacon must be two of the most effective flavour enhancers out there. 2X umami. Good dish and generous serving. I didn’t try the toast but like it when it comes smothered in butter.
Gather’s famous scrambled eggs with parmesan, served with bacon ($15)
Gather on the Green
15 Fowler Lane
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9557 4106