I had long been wanting to visit Cornersmith, especially after hearing so many good things about their simple, fresh food and use of locally grown produce. I had initially heard that the menu didn’t offer many vego options but was happy to find out this isn’t the case!
So on a weekend visit to see my sister Amy, who lives just up the road, I had the perfect excuse to stop by and check it out.
The blackboard menu changes depending on the season and local produce available. I love the surprise of having something different to choose from at every visit. They also do their own pickling and make sauces and jams which are proudly displayed for sale on the wall. I wonder if they can top Ma’s onion jam…
For my lunch and I ordered the local mozzarella with roma tomatoes, basil and macadamia pesto on sourdough. The tomatoes were bright and bursting with flavour – so different the dull ones you buy in the supermarket. I loved the mozzarella (which I imagine they make) and having only ever made pesto with pinenuts, I’m keen to try a macadamia version at home.
Amy had two really tasty side dishes – the summer slaw with sweetcorn coriander and chilli and the dukkah roasted eggplant with chickpeas and sumac yoghurt. Excellent light salads for a sunshiney day.
I’d really like to go back for breakfast, perhaps an early Sunday visit before heading over to Marrickville markets for a few grocery goodies.