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Posted December 9, 2009 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Occasion
 
 

Badde Manors revisited

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Being self-employed means working from home for the majority of the week. Or if i feel like getting out, then from a cafe. Those who follow me on Twitter will have seen my latest find: Laptop Friendly Cafes. It is a site which conveniently tags cafes so readers know if power is available, and if wifi is free.
Badde Manors doesn’t have either but its cozy atmosphere, long trading hours and
moreish vegetarian food and desserts makes it the perfect study spot for late night cramming, or an ideal place to get work done.
I’ve been to Badde Manors a few times before. The first visit was documented here.
They’re known for their generous serving sizes and I’m glad to see that they still live up to the name.
My eggplant schnitzel ($15.50) is served with an enormous amount of Irish mash, some steamed vegetables and garlic toast. The eggplant is thankfully not soaked in oil, which is a common mishap with this delicate sponge-textured vegetable. I enjoy the cajun spiced breadcrumbs coating the silky eggplant. The mushroom sauce and creamy mash are the best parts though. They’re the core ingredients to my definition of honest comfort food.
Chefs salad and Eggplant schnitzel lunch at Badde Manors Cafe in Glebe, Sydney - vegetarian
K has the chef’s salad ($12.50) which essentially has all the goodies one would want in a salad! Mixed greens, chick peas, runner beans, artichoke, grilled haloumi and roasted almonds are tossed in with a minted tahini sauce which she mentions is strangely bitter.
An hour goes by and we both shamefully can’t finish our meals due to its sheer size but walk out eyeing the tempting cake display. Perhaps the next visit will have to be an afternoon “working” tea.
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Badde Manors
37 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW
Web: www.baddemanorscafe.com
Phone: (02) 9660 3797
Opening hours:
Monday – Thursday, 11:30am – 11pm
Friday, 11:30am – midnight
Saturday, 1pm – midnight
Sunday, 1pm – 11pm


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Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the melting pot of Sydney’s West as a second generation Australian (of Teochew Chinese-Vietnamese immigrant parents), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering people to have good food and invigorating adventures - because life is too short for mediocre meals or dull travel. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring vintage markets and local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.