Despite having lived in Sydney all my life, it was only recently that I managed to convince Sir D that a trip to the Hunter Valley would be a good idea. Good food, cheese and wine tasting and a room with a king size bed, giant TV and spa – what’s not to love?
After road tripping it for a couple of hours we finally arrived at our destination. And our first stop was to refuel (ourselves, not the car) at Cafe Enzo. Coffee was just what we needed, and the little tiny teddy served on the side was a cute touch.
It was a little late for lunch so we settled on getting some afternoon tea instead. Which was perfect for me because I already had my sights set on the scones! These glorious, fluffy squares arrive warm and lightly toasted so there is an ever so slightly crisp exterior. The clotted cream and strawberry conserve is slathered thickly onto the scones before they are devoured.
The lemon tart is slightly different to what I was expecting but still delicious nonetheless. We are left wondering where the cream and blueberries are and then we discover the cream and blueberry surprise in the centre of the tart. The lemon innards are super sour for me but Sir D loves it and has no trouble finishing it off.
On our last morning in the Hunter, we return for breakfast before the drive home. Sir D goes for the eggs with toast where you can select how you would like your eggs. His choice of scrambled results in a mountain of eggs piled on top of some buttered toast which is so massive it defeats us in the end.
The promise of bacon and hollandaise sauce leads me to choose the eggs benedict. The spinach and bacon slices are carefully placed on two thick cut slices of ciabatta, and topped with two perfectly poached eggs and a creamy hollandaise sauce. The yolks of the eggs are still gloriously runny and the hollandaise is silky, rich and tangy. This is definitely up there as one of the best eggs benedicts I’ve had.
Cafe Enzo is great spot in the Hunter Valley for a relaxing breakfast or lunch. The staff are friendly and easygoing and are happy for you to sit there for as long as you like. Take advantage of the outdoor seating if the weather is fine and don’t forget to order those scones!
Cnr Broke & Ekerts Road
Pokolbin NSW 2320
Ph: +61 2 4998 7233
Open 7 days for breakfast and lunch