Monday, August 5, 2013

The Pig and Pastry, Petersham

For so many years, I've only driven past the suburb of Petersham. I have never had the opportunity to just stop by and take in what this suburb has to offer in terms of food. According to food blogs I have read over the years, Petersham is home to many excellent restaurants.
A few days ago, David Jiew of The Ragland Cafe posted a photo of a burger and triple cooked chips from a new cafe called The Pig and Pastry. I decided to venture out and try their breakfast menu. Pig and Pastry is situated right on the corner of West Road and Station Street. I have a soft spot for cafes with an industrial and homey look such as this place. There is so much to love about the space, which includes exposed brickwalls, cute wall shelving fixtures, and small pot plants on wooden tables. Now it's down to the coffee and food!
Caffe Latte
Flat white

They use beans from the Little Marionette (same beans used by a famous cafe in Parramatta) for their coffee. The cafe latte and flat white ($3.50 each) had a medium bodied taste that is easy on the palate and had a nutty finish. It was perfect start to such a scrumptious breakfast.

Bacon and free range eggs roll

The bacon and free range eggs in housemade bap ($9) totally hits the spot! The housemade bap (bun) was soft and held all the components well. The flavoursesome bacon and well-seasoned egg was accompanied with some tangy barbecue sauce. Towards the end of each bite, a hint of spice/s (possibly cummin and ground corriander seeds) comes through.
Eggs benedict on brioche

The eggs benedict ($13) seemed to be popular and now I know why! It's poached eggs and ham that is generously poured with hollandaise on a thick buttery housemade brioche toast. The rich hollandaise sauce is absolutely beautiful with a nice balance of creamy and citrus flavours. The eggs were perfectly poached and boasted a runny yolk that promises a memorable breakfast.
Salted choc chip cookie

I also decided to order a salted choc chip cookie (also housemade) for takeaway. The salt activated a nice slight sweet taste to the dark chocolate chips. The cookie was chewy just the way I like it!
The Pig and Pastry is a very nice addition to Petersham. Their coffee is beautiful and the dishes reflect the love that goes into making them. It is another cafe I fell in love with. I will definitely return to try their burger and triple cooked chips for lunch.

The Pig and Pastry
1 Station Street
Petersham NSW 2049
Phone: 02 9568 4644

Opening hours:
Weekdays 7:30am to 4.00pm
Weekend 8:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Tuesday

The Pig & Pastry on Urbanspoon


  1. Petersham is pretty cool - the Portuguese chicken there and Portuguese tarts are so good! Not too far from me... may have to go visit soon, the eggs benedict look fab!

  2. Am very impressed. Love the simplicity of the breakfast dishes and so glad they executed it. Yolk ooze, my favourite!

  3. Petersham is killing lately, glad to hear the food tastes as great as it looks too - can't wait to faceplant into one of those baps when I'm in the area next.

  4. omgsh my bus goes past there everyday! i did spy some goodies in the window but didnt know it was a hidden gem! defs checking it out!

  5. I went to school down the road from here so it's exciting to see the latest incarnation of this site into a cafe. The salted choc chip cookie sounds awesome and phwoaaaarrr check out that sexy yolk shot! lol

  6. Gotta love a good bacon and egg roll!

  7. Old school looking bacon and eggs, I like ;)omg that eggs bene looks like the bomb!

  8. Amazing; thanks for sharing this. Really the dishes are very special for any occasion.
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  9. I used to live in Petersham! Shame this place wasn't there yet - I'm sure it would've become a regular!

  10. tehehe. The name of this place is so fitting. Helllurr to the Salted choc chip cookie

  11. omg hahaha!! i love the name of this place!!! i just want to visit it even just for its name!!

  12. I have to go there! That Benedict is calling my name! Great post!

  13. omg that eggs benedict looks amazing!

  14. That eggporn shot has killed me! Wants!!

  15. This looks like a great find! Going on my list when i visited back!

  16. Was this the old Blancmange site? :( But glad to know it has been reincarnated into a beautiful cafe!


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