North Shore residents, listen up—there's a new kid on the café block, and we'd like to introduce you. She's charming, isn't afraid to have fun and most importantly, knows her way around food. Her name is Patch.
So-called because of the strawberry fields that once flourished across Sunnybrae—the suburb where Patch is located—this eatery is a breath of fresh air in an area that's mostly industrial (read: lacking decent food offerings).
Here they have created a solid, all-day menu that focuses on cafe favourites done well, but with plenty of fun and unexpected twists. This quickly becomes clear when looking through the dishes' names ('Ooey Gooey Benny' for eggs benedict; 'Omelettin' It Slide' for—you guessed it—the omelette).
With a top-notch food and drink lineup and an amazing indoor/outdoor feel that will no doubt prove popular over the summer, we reckon you'll be hard-pressed to find another café in the area that has a patch on this one. Pun, most definitely intended.
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