Brunch

The Pantry on Egmont serves brunch with a sustainable, community-minded twist

Hidden gem The Pantry on Egmont offers a different brunch experience with an aim to be zero waste and to give back to the community.

Looking to add a new brunch spot to your current rotation?

Check out The Pantry on Egmont, which is a classic institution to many locals in the Hawthorne/ Mitcham area.

While this cafe is not shine and new- it is actually going on to its 10th year in business- they are one of the pioneers of the Adelaide suburban brunch scene, as put by the owner, Silas, who has been with the business for almost as long as it’s been open.

What makes The Pantry on Egmont shine in the community is their promise of sustainability.

“We are very environmentally conscious. We compost all our food scraps and food packaging. Everything that can be recycled will be recycled. We aim to be as close to zero waste as we possibly can,” says Silas.

Gracing The Pantry’s menu is a whole host of tasty delights that branch away from your classic brunch picks. Of course, you can still get poached eggs with ad ons, but where they really shine is in their seasonal menu, which is switched out regularly depending on what’s in season.

“What we are known for is our house-made gnocchi. It never goes off the menu, but we just switch up what we serve it with seasonally.”

Throughout autumn, it was served with a spinach and artichoke sauce to compliment the season, but now that its getting cooler, guests can enjoy the tasty gnocchi with a truffle sauce.

Another bestseller are the Turkish eggs, served with crispy fried cauliflower and labneh, which is a go-to for many locals who frequent The Pantry.

Every six weeks or so, The Pantry also offers special dinner events where the Head Chef Simon and Silas can be a bit more experimental and create a more ‘high-end’ menu. According to Silas, these events are usually a sell-out success, so keep an eye on their socials for info on upcoming events.

“We are small little community minded business. We want to give back to the community anyway we can,” shares Silas.

When you make a visit to The Pantry on Egmont, you’ll notice the walls are filled with creations made my local artists as a way for them to give back to the community. There are also various locally made goods available, from jams to dog treats, so you can stock up on a few essentials while getting a bite to eat.

The Pantry also gives back to their locals in the way of free coffee (yes, you heard that right). Starting last year for those who had lost their jobs due to the pandemic, The Pantry wanted to support those who had supported them. This initiative as since continued with a slight variation, with the cafe giving out a coffe for their regulars just to put a smile on their face every now or then.

You can find The Pantry on Egmont at 2 Egmont Terrace, Hawthorn.

For more info, check out their Facebook page.

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