Review: Fleetwood Macchiato (Erskineville)

This is a cute little cafe very close to where we live now. I first read about it 2 years ago here so I guess the delay is within my normal range.

Fleetwood Macchiato

Fleetwood Macchiato

The cafe is small but they manage to make their own pickles and other preserves, and a number of tempting (but gluten-full) sweet treats.

Fleetwood Macchiato: Pickles and preserves

Fleetwood Macchiato

My long black (Golden Cobra) was short and strong. Alvaro enjoyed a tea, served in a retro cup that reminded me of my aunties.

Fleetwood Macchiato: Long black

Long black

Fleetwood Macchiato: Tea

Tea

Dish number one was cauliflower, hazelnut, tarragon, mushroom, poached eggs, toast. The dish was pleasant but not “wow” IMO. It calls for a salty, meaty extra. Fortunately, the menu lists Rodriguez Bros. morcilla as one of the optional extras (along with chorizo and ham) for $5. It came with paper-thin slices of green apple, a perfect match. We chose the gluten-free toast option for this dish, a wonderful tapioca loaf that came with butter on the side. Best gluten-free bread we’ve had so far.

Fleetwood Macchiato: Cauliflower, hazelnut, tarragon, mushroom, poached eggs

Cauliflower, hazelnut, tarragon, mushroom, poached eggs

Fleetwood Macchiato: Gluten-free toast, butter

Gluten-free toast, butter

Fleetwood Macchiato: Rodriguez Bros Morcilla

Rodriguez Bros Morcilla

The braised free range pork, house-made apple kimchi, poached egg, peanuts, fried shallots, lime, toast was my favourite of the two dishes, with bolder flavours that appeal to my South American palate.

Fleetwood Macchiato: Braised free range pork, house-made apple kimchi, poached egg, peanuts, fried shallots, lime, toast

Braised free range pork, house-made apple kimchi, poached egg, peanuts, fried shallots, lime, toast

Service was exceptionally good and food presentation was outstanding. We paid $50 in total.

Fleetwood Macchiato
43 Erskineville Rd
Erskineville NSW 2043
(02) 9557 9291
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