You’ll smell Custard Canteen the moment you step out of your car, with baked buttery goodness now wafting on the salty sea breezes.
Championing the iconic Portuguese custard tart, Custard Canteen’s red and white striped umbrellas pop against the established pandanus palms and paperbark gums, with a garden alfresco setting that’s sure to lure you back time and time again.
The all-day menu is made to eat with your hands, so you can order to takeaway and enjoy under your umbrella at the creek, or bask in the outdoor, picnic-style ambiance at the cafe. Wrap your mouth around the generous prawn po boy loaded with crisp, buttermilk prawns or the reliable bacon and egg roll with BBQ and chipotle mayo. We can also vouch for the finger-licking French toast sourdough toastie or try the beer-battered fish and chips.
Just whatever you do, don't leave without devouring one of the cafe's signature, housemade Portuguese custard tarts or almond croissant tarts. Heaven.
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