Sonja’s vision was to create a “homely space where ‘slippers are welcome’. She sources to the freshest ingredients from local producers to give you the most delicious meals. The menu changes according to the season’s and what fresh ingredients Sonja has that day.
The Larder serves breakfast,lunch and tea treats from Monday to Friday from 9am-4.30pm. They are open on Saturday’s from 9am -2pm but only serve breakfasts.
I popped in for lunch on a Saturday morning. The menu is displayed on blackboards and mirrors around the cafe (although I found it a little difficult to read the menu on the mirrors). Unfortunately I was told that they don’t serve lunch on Saturdays as the restaurant closes at 2pm !?! I arrived at 12pm….which leaves 2 hours to serve lunch??? Anyway…my options were breakfast or cake. My friend ordered poached eggs on toast and, after the last scones were served to someone else, I had to settle with a cheesecake!
That being said I did enjoy my cheesecake, which was served with condense milk….interesting. My friend enjoyed her poached eggs, which were served on a wooden board. Not so sure about serving my cheesecake on the board though…felt a bit awkward. The Larder also has a large selection of interesting teas, but I settled with Earl Grey.
Every Thursday,from 3-5pm, The Larder hosts a Food Market selling fresh produce, like fresh fish from Ocean Jewels and ice-cream from The Creamery, to name a few. They also have ‘no-cook weekends’ or ‘no-cook Mondays’, where Sonja will prepare ready made, delicious meals so you don’t have to slave over a hot stove. Sonja also sells her delicious creations straight to the public, like Bacon Jam, Lemon curd and hot cross buns, to name a few.
I must give credit to The Larder for their Facebook page, even if you don’t live anywhere near The Larder, join their Facebook page. They update their status regularly, keeping you up to date with events, menu changes, specials of the day, what’s just come out the oven -it’s brilliant. Social media is a powerful medium that is often under-utilised by small businesses but The Larder get’s it right!
Would I go again…YES!
Inside Block & Chisel on Deep River Main Road
021 712 1961