Father and son took over the former butcher shop and were determined to keep the café as a meat-themed eatery. A huge meat cleaver (dating back to 1882) now forms the handle on the main door to the bathrooms. Belts, meat cleavers and knife sharpeners also hang from the walls, daily specials are shown on a roll of butcher’s paper and even the waiters wear butchers aprons with the traditional blue and white stripes. This place is really busy, especially on Saturdays, so book in advance or be prepared for a small wait.
They converted the original butcher’s loading dock out the back near the carpark into a covered outdoor eating terrace. You will find most of the families sit out the back where there are benches for toddlers and less foot traffic. There isn’t much room for prams but you could squeeze one in (through the front entrance as there are stairs at back carpark entrance).
For those who want to grab takeaway and head over to the playground at Wahroonga Park, the menu is still great. Bacon and egg on schiacciata bread, muffins, sandwichesor ham and cheese croissant.
Butcher’s Block gives you that inner city urban and trendy in leafy Wahroonga. We didn’t give them 5 milkshakes, even though we desperately wanted to. The lack of space for prams, no kids menu and long wait on a Saturday morning marked them down slightly.