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Chalkboard Cafe, Waterloo, Sydney

This post is long overdue. I was in Sydney a couple of months back and was catching up with a couple of my favourite peeps, and i suggested this place. Thesuzchef, Uncle and I all have kids, so we need somewhere that is child friendly and big enough to fit prams. Unfortunately, none of us brought our prams but this cafe was definitely spacious. It is located in Waterloo in PYD design centre in Sydney. The cafe was quite spacious and I love the open space, great for Dragon to run around. The menu was vast, all day breakfast and lunch started at 11:30am.


I really wanted eggs, but Dragon is allergic to eggs. So opt for her next best thing, and her favourite also – Crispy Fried Chicken with tortilla and tomato chilli jam. The fried chicken was surprisingly tasty, crispy skin and tender.


thesuzchef ordered the blueberry and buttermilk pancakes served with blueberry compote and vanilla cream. Unfortunately it was a true and utter disappointment. It wasn’t fluffy or soft, it was rock hard and cold.


Uncle had the open fillet steak sandwich with sautéed mushroom, salad and red onion marmalade. It looked good but from memory, Uncle thought it was just ‘ok’. (photo by my Uncle)


The brioche French toast with caramelised banana, bacon and maple syrup was infinitely better than the buttermilk pancakes. (photo by uncle).


Overall food was a bit of a hit and miss, which is a shame. I really wanted to like this cafe as I liked the vibe. My fried chicken was pretty good but I don’t think everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was friendly and polite. It was lovely to see you all – I have missed you dearly!

GA’s ratings: 5 / 10

The Chalkboard Cafe

PYD Building

197 Young Street

Waterloo 2017

Sydney, Australia

Ph: +61 2 9698 2553

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  1. Tina @ bitemeshowme
    October 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    The pancakes do look sad 😦

  2. November 1, 2013 at 12:10 am

    That looks like some premium fried chicken…

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