A perfect lazy Sunday for father's day, so we decided to cruise down towards Torquay for a look at the surf brand outlets and waterfront. Upon arriving it was time for brunch, perfect timing by me.
Tucked away behind the Ripcurl store, is a little cafe / restaurant called 'Sticks & Stones' that offers specialty coffee and various brunch & lunch meals + cakes.
A quick glance over the menu, and we were sold on the Ricotta Hotcakes. One with banana, chocolate, icecream, & roasted coconut. The other with orange, rhubarb, whipped cream, & mint. We had the kids with us, so it was an ideal combination of hotcake tapas on the table.
It was probably my first 'ricotta' hotcake experience that i've had, and we were well impressed. Think super fluffy, mini sponge cakes. There went down a treat.
The coffee was also delicious. With the kids smashing their babycinnos in a record 30 secs! I didn't ask which beans they were using for the adult coffees, but the roast was quite light and they were served at a spot-on temp. While we were seated, a steady stream of locals were dropping in to order a takeaway brew.
There restaurant had a Persian theme and feel to it, with world music being played in the background and mini rug covers under glass on each table. They were just missing the Shisha. The menu also had quite a few fusion plates, but we didn't indulge this time.
Overall the brunch was delicious, staff were friendly, coffee spot-on, and the place was kid friendly. The brunch came in at under $45 for 4 people. (2 x Hotcakes, 2 x Coffees, 2 x Babycinnos).
★★★★ - Perfect for a sneaky brunch or lunch down the coast.
STICKS & STONES
Shop 20, 61 Surf Coast Highway, Torquay, Victoria