Flower Child Cafe (Chatswood Location)

Flower Child, a busy brunch spot in the heart of Chatswood brings a touch a similar vibe to that of ‘The Grounds of Alexandria’ to the suburbs. The café itself has both a take-away venue as well as the inner house ‘sit in’ – the line for the tables can be a bit of a hit or miss: I’ve had to wait up to fourty-fives minutes for a table, but C and I were lucky to be waiting for around ten (to be fair, it was eleven o’clock on a Tuesday).

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I’ve had takeaway coffee from here many-a-time: it’s great. They use the ‘Grounds’ (Grounds of Alexandria/Grounds of the City) blend, which is earthy and quite strong for an almond cappuccino. They also have a case of sweet treats outside which look amazing as well. Apart from the regular coffee gift – they also have V60 Pour over batch brew, which is something that I am excited to try when I go to Flower Child next. Because it was past my ‘coffee o’clock’ (I can’t have coffee outside mid-day) I grabbed a almond hot chocolate (C grabbed a coffee!) and perused the menu: I’ve been here countless times to know that the French Toast and the Waffles are the major stars on the menu list. I grabbed the burger, whilst C had the lamb shoulder. Although I am not a fan of pickles – apart from that, the burger was one of the best I have had. It’s a classical ‘burger’ and it didn’t make me feel greasy afterwards (a bonus. The chips were also my favourite part!).

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The aesthetics of the café are quaint and they make use of the limited space that they have – using both ‘outdoor’ (i.e: floating outside of the mall tables) as well as in the café itself – I’ve always had a spot in the café, although it is quite cramped. Paying homage to the name, there are copious amounts of plants in Flower Child, which I love. I would say this place is not only aesthetically pleasing but also has amazing food – so I would check it out!

x Lizzie

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Author: Elizabeth Maidment

I'm Elizabeth (most people call me Lizzie). A twenty-year-old living in Melbourne. You'll most likely find me cuddling adorable dogs, drinking coffee or writing here, on "Elizabeth and Her"!

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