wheat & gluten free

Tasting Notes from Our New Summer Menu

  Tasting Notes from the New Summer 12-13 Menu These are Tasting Notes from our staff meeting last night.   Lots of little things you might like to know about the new menu. Sourdough is the wholemeal bread option and can also be ordered as a side Wheat and gluten free bread is available on […]

October 2012 Newsletter

    welcome We’ve kept the newsletter back a week or two so we can talk about our upcoming birthday next week. On October 31st we celebrate the Cafe’s 15th birthday , which we’re all very excited about. Come and share it with us. And to celebrate this we want to announce the release of […]

Another Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe

Print Another Sweet Chilli Sauce Recipe Here at the cafe we make our own sweet chilli sauce, which is used as a dipping sauce or added to soups, dips, stir-frys and marinades, etc. We also serve it with the Pork Buns on the lunch menu, and use it in our hummus. It’s wheat, gluten and dairy […]

Split Pea, Corn & Kumara Soup

Print Split Pea, Corn & Kumara Soup Carrying on the winter-warming theme this soup is ideal to serve for lunch or an evening meal on a cold day. Serve it in front of the fire with hot crusty bread, which is also perfect for cleaning the plate with afterwards. This soup is one of our […]

July 12 newsletter

welcomeDespite it being mid-winter the cafe has remained busy with lots of people coming through to enjoy some of the heart-warming dishes on the menu. And it’s hard to beat wrapping your cold hands around a steaming cup of coffee while the rain beats down outside.  We didn’t get a huge response to our request […]

Rhubarb & Raspberry Compote

  This compote goes really well with pancakes, muesli and porridge. We use it with several dishes on the Breakfast menu and it can be varied with other seasonal fruits through the year. 250gm rhubarb (fresh or frozen) 250gm raspberries (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp vanilla essence Put all […]

Our Hollandaise

  As seen in the Morrison Street Cafe At Home Cookbook & Food Diary   This rich, creamy sauce makes everything taste so good. It goes really well with our Eggs Benedict and the Bacon & Eggs, but also does fabulous things to the Smoked Fish Kedgeree 250gm melted butter 3 egg yolks 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 […]

Chicken & Cashew Nut Bites

These yummy Thai-style bites comeon the menu from time to time. They are wheat, gluten and dairy free and are medium-spiced; we serve them with a coconut-lime dipping sauce.   500 gm skinless chicken breast – cut in small pieces 200 gm roasted cashew nuts 2 cm grated fresh ginger 3 spring onions – chopped roughly […]

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

Here’s a lovely warming meal for those cold evenings. It serves eight people and is wheat, gluten and dairy free.   1/4 medium pumpkin – peeled, deseeded 2 medium kumara – peeled 2 large carrots, peeled 2 medium parsnips, peeled Cut all the above into 5cm chunks 2 medium red onions – peeled, diced roughly 5 […]