Cafe Grind: Mulberry GardenSharon Greally
10/05/2012 11:59:00 a.m.
Mulberry Garden, 149 Willis St
ANYONE know how to grow a Mulberry tree in Wellington? These guys would like to know.
Mulberry Garden Café and Bar is developing a back yard eating and beer garden (serving craft beers), and they want to plant a Mulberry tree in the centre.
Mulberry Garden is recently opened. When we visited it was open for breakfast and lunch, but once they have the licence sorted, will also be open for dinner.
My partner ordered smoked chicken and avocado salad with brie, red onion, cucumber and tomato ($12). The chicken was a good consistency, and the other ingredients fresh and crisp.
I ordered the nut-crusted goat cheese with roasted red pepper relish, pickled carrots and salad ($13.90). My mouth is watering just at the memory of this dish. The textures and flavours were well balanced, and the pickled carrots were a lovely surprise. The cabinet held such items as mushroom, feta and spinach filo ($8.50), bacon and egg bap ($9.50), and three-cheese tart ($8).
The coffee from L’Affare was smooth and rich.
We will most definitely be back.