Stepping into Clover Cafe is like stepping into a kids cubby house or bedroom. The walls are covered in colourful artwork and toys and nic nacs fill the shelves along the wall. They have two Phil and Teds highchairs attached to the end of their heavy wood tables. It was so fantastic to come into a cafe and have a highchair ready and waiting. They really make families welcome here.
The friendly waitress took our coffee orders straight away and even brought out a marshmallow and balloon on a cute plate for Miss 1 who is not a huge fan of babycinos (gasp!). Miss 4 devoured hers within 5 seconds and they both loved their balloons. We sat at the end of the huge communal table that runs through the centre of the restaurant. One of our first moves was to scour the shelving for puzzles, cars and colouring pencils. With the girls happy, I purused the menu.
The kids menu is simple yet effective: pasta or toastie. If you have a little one under 8, toasties are absolutely free! We ordered a ham and cheese toastie for the girls to share and the smoked salmon open sandwich on Brasserie bread.
Clover’s mission is to serve ‘good honest food’ and their healthy and diverse menu is certainly impressive. For breakfast, check out the ‘Clover Baked Breakfast Hot Pot’. They offer a meat version with chorizo and goats cheese or vegetarian with mushroom and capsicum. For lunch, choose from salads, sandwiches and pasta. All dishes are simple yet interesting for example my salmon open sandwich was served with wasabi mayonnaise to give it that extra zing. You can’t go past their indulgent chocolate brownies or Brasserie Bread sweet treats to top off a fantastic meal.