The other day I took my 12 year old out for lunch, to spend some time with him, chat and just hang out.
We both love eating good food and talking about food, so he is an excellent eating companion! Would you believe he likes to take photos of food too?
You should have seen the both of us, mother and son with our smart phone cameras – HA how embarrassing!
We went to Claremont Quarter and sat in Atomic Cafe, which has a raised, open-air aspect, overlooking the central outside square. It was a lovely, spacious place to sit, with lots of natural light, and was not noisy or echoey at all.
I ordered the Chicken Bruschetta with grilled chicken, tomato, avocado, rocket, basil infused olive oil on ciabatta toast – $14.50
Yep it was a bit pricey, but it was really excellent!
The avocado and tomatoes were the perfect temperature, the chicken was delicious and marinated nicely (not too overpowering). I could not fault it, except the fact that I was hankering for a dollop of mayonnaise.
I had a soy flat white too, which was “just ok”.
My son had eyes bigger than his stomach…
He ordered a milkshake (can’t remember how much that cost, maybe $6?) with the Classic Burger, which had a beef patty, cheddar cheese, cos lettuce, tomato, Spanish onions, toasted bun with french fries – $17.50.
Ouch! Very expensive!
But again it was really delicious. I had to help him eat the fries.
Despite the high price, it was such a great place to sit for an afternoon meal, that I will definitely be back to try some other lunch offerings from the menu.