In the quiet streets of Kyle Bay, new cafe The Vintage Goose opened its doors a couple of months ago. Owner Sofia was looking for a spot in the suburbs, and wanted the concept to be quirky and vintage. So it’s no surprise that the cafe, which used to house a convenience store, is decked out with vintage furniture. An oversized clock and animal heads hang on the walls. Sofia tells us that the furniture has mostly been sourced from auctions or country towns.
The food is modern Australian, sitting somewhere between cafe and restaurant fare. Nothing is over the top, but it’s also not too simple because there’s a high standard of food in this area. To keep up with expectations, the food has to be made with high quality ingredients.
Chef of The Vintage Goose Stephanie is passionate about creating food that diners will love. The slow roast pork belly burger on Brasserie Bread brioche bun is an incredible lunch option. The pork belly is sticky and tasty, thanks to an apple caramel and jus. A fresh slaw of fennel, apple and red cabbage adds crunch. On the side there are moreish hot chips with a mildly spicy chipotle mayo.
The grilled haloumi, avocado and cherry tomatoes on toasted Brasserie Bread sourdough is served with rocket and drizzled with balsamic glaze. The vibrant and healthy dish is always a crowd pleaser. The family-friendly cafe also has a concise kids menu. Coffee is by Campos, the juices are freshly squeezed and the lemonade is housemade.
The Vintage Goose
Shop 5/25-31 Kyle Parade, Kyle Bay, NSW
Every day 6.30am to 5pm