Tilley’s Devine Café Gallery in Lyneham is an institution of Canberra and has been in business since 1984. A and I have been here a few times, mainly for a drink or coffee within the lovely outdoor area but a few weeks ago, we decided to head there for a casual breakfast.
Tilley’s features old fashioned wooden booths, soft jazz playing from speakers, a stage for live music and a fantastic outdoor area. The venue has welcomed an array of musical acts who have performed at Tilley’s. The food menu is extensive, with it split between breakfast and all-day dining.
On the Sunday morning we visited, A and I quickly decided what we wanted to order, so I made my way to the bar area to order and pay. Once that was completed, I was told to stick around to take our coffees ($3.80) back to our table. I liked this idea, as there is no chance of your coffee going cold before it arrives at your table (a pet peeve of mine!).
For A’s breakfast, she ordered scrambled free range eggs ($12.90) on Berry Bakery sourdough with bacon ($5.50). It had been a while since A and I have seen the addition of parsley in scrambled eggs, but A enjoyed it.
I ordered the Vege lot ($18.80), which came with poached eggs, hollandaise, hash browns, mushroom, tomato, zucchini and Berry Bakery sourdough toast. It was delicious, but the eggs weren’t the typical style of poaching I prefer. The hash browns were slightly cool when they arrived at the table, but they were the original, pre-made variety that I love and there were three on the plate – very generous! Overall, a delicious breakfast.