Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lilifields Cafe, Paddington


I admit I'm a little clueless when it comes to good places to eat along Oxford St in Paddington. I come shopping here with Asian Gaga every now and then and we are usually so engrossed in spending a ridiculous amount of money that we don't think too much about feeding ourselves. I've had the worst corn fritters I've ever had in my entire lift at a cafe that I can't remember the name of on Oxford St. So I was open to trying any new place we could come across on our recent shopping trip.

Lilifields Cafe caught my eye with its cute and colourful display at the front. The front half of the store is an adorable little flower shop and the back garden is a sweet little cafe with a coffee cart. I like it straight away, its very charming and relaxed.

I order a chai latte, I love the spices in it. Asian Gaga gets a bottle of pomegranate and blueberry juice which is nice but I tend to avoid buying bottled juice when I eat out, it never seems worth it!

Chai latte

Pomegranate and blueberry juice
The dish that caught our eye on the blackboard out the front was the organic vegetable lasagne. As I've mentioned in previous posts we always seem to be attracted to the dishes that are packed full of tasty vegetables when we eat out together. The lasagne is one of the lightest I've had, I'm surprised because I usually find lasagne sits rather heavily in my stomach. There's lots of tomato, zucchini and eggplant and a ton of parmesan cheese on top.

Organic vegetable lasagne ($11.50)
We decide to skip the side salad that you could order with the lasagne and got a big garden salad which came with a very generous amount of bocconcini. The yoghurt dressing on top is so light and the entire salad is very fresh and tasty even though it is quite simple.

Garden salad ($9.50) - with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and yoghurt dressing
I spot some HUGE slices of yummy banana bread with ricotta and honey being brought to the table next to us. Definitely getting that if I come back! The prices were okay for a cafe, and we leave satisfied but not over-full, recharged and ready to continue our shopping spree.

Lilifields Cafe
210 Oxford St,
Paddington NSW 2021
(02) 9368 1366
Mon-Fri: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 10am - 3pm
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8 comments:

  1. Awwww the interiors (which is really exteriors since it's all outside) looks so quirky and cute!

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  2. This cafe looks so cute! I don't get bottled juices either, it does seem like a waste! I like them fresh, otherwise I'll pick something else :)

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  3. I'm trying to work out exactly where this cafe is; it looks like an ideal spot to recuperate after some Oxford St retail therapy!

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  4. garden salad looks yummy. nice courtyard to get away from the hustle and bustle of oxford st.

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  5. That salad is huge and I love the yogurt dressing (I'm not a big vinaigrette eater). What cute decor too!

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  6. Trisha - haha I know! How cute are the tables?

    Betty - Same here! If I wanted bottled juice I'd just buy a big bottle at the supermarket :S

    Belle - Ummm I can't quite remember but it was about halfway up the street, along a stretch where there weren't many shops, past some sort of furniture store?

    Simon - Yeah the little courtyard was very peaceful compared to the busy street :)

    Lorraine - I know, it was so enormous we couldn't finish it! I'm not a huge vinaigrette person either, so the yoghurt was a pleasant surprise.

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  7. Very keen to try this place! The organic vegetable lasagne looks delicious. :)

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  8. It was pretty good! Just what we fancied so we were pleased.

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