Nanna G’s lunchtime fave: Myer Cafe

April 14, 2010 at 9:56 am 2 comments

My Mum (Nanna G) is a big fan of the salad sandwich.  All salad sandwiches are good, but there’s one that she particularly enjoys from the Myer Cafe @ Macquarie Centre, North Ryde.  My Dad (Pa) likes any excuse to have lunch out and about.  So having lunch @ Myer Cafe is an excellent way to have lunch with them both! 

“The Myer Cafe really does have an extensive menu” we agree when deciding what to have – Pa and me, that is – not Nanna G, for she knows what she’s after!  On this particular day, I choose the warm chicken salad and Pa chooses a special – the Thai beef salad.  The menu includes all kind of fare though – burgers, chips, pasta, fish and more – it really is quite extensive!

The salad sandwich arrives first.  Nanna G has specified cheese and avocado as extras.  (Somehow, in the picture below, it looks like a bit of bacon might have snuck into Nanna G’s sandwich – surely not!)  Tick!  The salad sandwich hits the spot.

Nanna G's big, fat, salad sandwich

Nanna G's big, fat, salad sandwich

Pa’s Thai beef salad comes next.  If Pa is to like a salad, this salad is the way Pa likes it – without much lettuce.  Pa unlovingly refers to lettuce as “ugly leaf” and he believes it lives at the bottom of the edible leaf ladder.  Pa is overjoyed that this salad is mostly made of meat.  It’s a good man salad. 

Pa's Thai beef salad - mostly meat, not much leaf

Pa's Thai beef salad - mostly meat, not much leaf

I am delighted by the sight of my warm chicken salad as I am starving.  It’s an odd combination: grilled chicken, spinach, roast pumpkin, capsicum, caramelised onion, snow peas and rocket with a generous dollup of mayo.  Despite the strange mix of ingredients, I find the salad works.  The sweetness of the onion and mayo is balanced with the crisp snow peas.  The warm chicken is grilled to perfection.  It’s a bit like a chicken burger in salad format.

The warm chicken salad - a strangely tasty combination

The warm chicken salad - a strangely tasty combination

It’s a quick lunch as I have to return to work.  Nanna G and Pa have shopping duties, and we go our separate ways.  We’ll be back again.

I note that three lunches cost less than $40 inclusive of tea for me and a diet coke for Pa.  Good value, don’t you think?

The low down

Myer Cafe is located inside Myer at Macquarie Centre on level 3.  It can be hard to find it, so I’d recommend you locate the book section on level 3 in Myer and take a left turn to head towards the cafe. 

There is no need to book a table, but the Myer Cafe can be a secret weapon if you’re looking for somewhere to sit and avoid the chaos of Macquarie Centre at lunch time.

Your favourite salad?

Do you have a favourite salad combo?  I’d love to hear what it is!  (Even if it is a little bit strange :))


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A nod to finer Qantas moments Indian wedding chutney – the stuff of celebrations!

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tina  |  April 14, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Mate you are to cool for school, this is awesome 🙂

    Although, maybe next time you head to the Cafe @ Myer you may see an abundance of FB friends dining there aswell.

    Well done Janey, 10 Gold stars for you xxx

    • 2. myfavouritefruits  |  April 15, 2010 at 12:13 am

      Hi Tines – hmmm… well yes, there is the risk that the Myer Cafe’s cover is now blown! Maybe I’ll bump into you there?

      Thanks to you for your comments 🙂 Stay tuned for more bloggage. xx


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