The newly renovated Feather’s Pavillon has undergone a facelift to rival Kim Kardashian and a name change that would make Prince wish he’d gotten in first. Formally The Place Next Door, Feather’s Pavilion offers an open eating arrangement of white wash tiles, iron light bulbs and smooth timber furnishings with an open view of the top of Glynburn Road.
The menu boasts some solid delights. All your breakfast favourites were there as well as the longest list of add on extra’s you’ve ever seen – choices for days! There is even a steak and eggs option for all the gym goers from the gym across the road aiming for those sweet, sweet gains after a hectic workout.
The ‘classic’ lunch menu is a bit of trickery. It’s your classic lunch menu like your club sub and fish and chips but with a fresh cafe take on each dish.
Feather’s is fully licensed (rare for a breakfast and lunch spot) and also has a breakfast cocktail list on offer – perfect for a bit of ‘hair of the dog that bit you’ after a night out.
We sat at a long bench table which was covered in the whitest tiles you’ve ever seen, giving new meaning to the saying “floors so clean you could eat off them!”
After examining the breakfast menu I decided to YOLO and order the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with smashed banana, toasted almonds and honey. (It’s the Easter long weekend after all, right?) Let me put something on the table – no pun intended – I am a flat out textural person. The creamier, the crunchier and the gooier, the better and this dish was just that. The pancakes were fluffy, the ricotta was thick and velvety, the almonds played the role of the crunch and the banana and honey were ever so gooey. It was a textural field day up in my mouth, that’s for sure.
Lee had the Buttermilk Pancakes and after sneaking a bite I can confirm it was a similar dish; the pancakes were light and fluffy, the whipped mascarpone was smooth and creamy and the natural sweetness of the seasonal fruits and berries complimented that of the maple syrup. The dish was tied together with the zest of the lemon drizzled on top.
When we arrived we were asked where we would like to sit. We had some important chit chat to get to so we were those jerks that take up a long bench table designed to sit 12 but the waiters didn’t bat an eyelid. They were also super accommodating when requesting the lights above to be dimmed (because a gal’s gotta get the photo filter and lighting just right, these food selfies aren’t going to take themselves!)
Our meals came to $14 each which I thought was easy on the purse strings. The beauty of Feathers is you pay at when you first order. I’m a big fan of this. Is there anything worse than figuring out who had what on the bill and then having to manoeuvre yourself to the counter when you just want to sit and chat and maybe even rub your belly after devouring a plate of deliciousness? Heck no! We were able to relax and enjoy the view of the beautiful day outside and the ambience of the polished interior decoration inside.
Go again? I would.
Words by Kassie Affede from Big Mouth Blog
WHERE: 516 Glynburn Rd, Burnside