Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Glaçage, Bankstown

There's a lot of great food in Bankstown. I recently I stumbled across a hidden gem of a cafe called Glacage, which is a Modern Australian Cafe with middle eastern influences. Bankstown is in need of a high calibre cafe. Thanks to the Australian Good Food Guide for the recommendation

The location of Glacage is sort of hidden. You need to walk down the left hand side of a building before you can find Glacage. Once you are there, it's a nice little oasis where you can escape the everyday life of Bankstown.

I've had a lot going on during the week. I really need to relax on the weekend and it always starts with a chai latte. The masala chai latte ($4.50 for regular, $5 for large) is subtly spiced and smooth.  It's quite well balanced actually with the spiced tea leaves which are strained, along with the milk. It is served up in a teapot. Matt goes for a hot chocolate ($4.50 for regular, $5 for large)  which is rich, smooth and sweet. There's a decent amount of sprinkled chocolate on top which always makes things better in life.

There's also a number of other drinks that I'd recommend including the Cookies and Cream Shake ($7.90). You can see the visible chunks of oreos on top with the whipped cream. When you actually drink the shake, it's nice and thick with that cookies and cream taste. It's a touch of indulgence on the weekend. If you're in the mood for anything milky, why not try these drinks. 

There's the Egyptian Iced Tea ($6.50) which has full ruse buds, hibicus petals and a magenta iced tea. This is quite a sweet and refreshing drink. It's very pretty as well so I'm sure the kiddies would love this. There's also the Citrus Punch ($8.90) which is freshly squeezed juice of pineapple, orange, lemon and mint. It's quite lemon dominant but is really refreshing and a great way to get your fruit intake.

Glacage is probably best for their big breakfast boards. I choose the Middle Eastern Board ($20) which has two eggs your way (I choose poached), grilled haloumi, sujuk (spicy sausage), sauteed mushrooms, labneh with olive oil, kalamata olives, sauteed tomatoes, fresh cucumber with lebanese bread.

The board looks so beautiful. I dig straight into the board, eating the spicy sujuk sausage with some lebanese bread and labneh. Poached eggs are also my favourite. Look at that sexy egg photos below.

Matt digs into the haloumi and the mushrooms. I finish off most of the tomatoes and olives. I actually really enjoy the lebanese bread with all the breakfast components, I think I've been eating enough sourdough bread recently. I highly recommend ordering one of the breakfasts boards, they are really tasty.

For a lighter breakfast, why not try the Acai Breakfast Bowl ($16.90) which has amazonia acai berries, blended with banana, strawberries and coconut water, topped with granola, coconut flakes and seasonal fresh fruit. It's a really well blended acai bowl with the right amount of fruit, crunch from the granola and  the blend is well balanced with sweetness and smoothness. Amazing!

For those who have a sweet tooth, I suggest you order the French Toast - Pretty in Pink ($17.50) (or you could share it) which has crunchy brioche french toast, topped with lime infused mascarpone cheese, pecan crumble, toasted coconut flakes, raspberries and organic maple syrup.  The hero component of this dish I think is that pecan crumble which adds that delicious crunch along with the other components of the creamy mascarpone and that sweet brioche french toast.

Summary: Overall, I had a really nice experience at Glacage. I really enjoyed all the food and would happily come back. I'd highly recommend all the dishes I tried for different reasons.

I think the Middle Eastern Breakfast board is great variety and perfect for those with a savory preference. The acai bowl is great for those looking for a full fruity and healthy preference and for those who have a sweet tooth, you will have to order the french toast.

Price: $15-20ish for most breakfast dishes

Location: Go to the left hand side of the building, 2/465 Chapel St, Bankstown

Opening Hours: 

Monday to Thursday 7am to 2:30pm
Friday 7am to 10pm
Weekends 8am to 10pm

Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of the venue or their representatives. All photos, opinions and words are my own.
Glaçage Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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