May 9, 2012

Lunch @ Red Door Cafe (Leura)

We took a tour to Blue Mountains (near Sydney) and arrived at Leura, a charming, quintessential mountain town, around lunch time. Thanks to my research (Urbanspoon rocks!), I already knew that I wanted to go to the Red Door Cafe for lunch, and we found it without too much trouble. The cute and rustic cafe was situated on a busy street crammed with tourist-attracting restaurants and gift shops.
I have a fondness for cozy cafes and a display of freshly baked goods only deepens my affections.
We only had an hour for lunch, so we didn't get much time to explore Leura. However, I would have to say that the hour was very well-spent at Red Door Cafe
To start off the meal, (even though it wasn't breakfast), we ordered a cappuccino ($3.5 AUD) and also got a flat white for free (they made an extra one by accident). The coffee was excellent (as per usual Australian standard). The cappuccino was more like a mocha with the copious amount of cocoa added. 
From the daily special, we ordered duck confit maryland with pea purée and jus ($19 AUD) because my sister loves duck. We enjoyed it very much. The skin was delightfully crispy, and the sweet pea purée was the perfect balance with the savoury duck. I actually hate peas (especially canned peas), but I thought the pea purée here was absolutely delicious! I couldn't get enough of it!
And because I'm a sandwich-lover, I just had to order one! My choice was a toasted turkish sandwich with roasted pumpkin, ricotta, pesto and caramelized onion ($13.50 AUD). Seriously, this was one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten! Who knew that pumpkin, ricotta, pesto and onion were such a magical combination? The sweet and savoury together were delectable, and the pumpkin and cheese were substantial enough that I did not miss protein at all.
Red Door Cafe has just that rustic charm to delight both locals and tourists. The prices are quite reasonable (for a tourist area anyway) and the food was fantastic!
The Red Door Cafe on Urbanspoon

My other Australia posts:
Cafe Ish
Uchi Lounge
Lindt Chocolate Cafe
Momofuku Seiōbo
Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe


  1. The street side cafes remain full all the time. You can have a seat there munching some light meals or take away your beverages and have them somewhere else. Except for cafes, there are very few other options where you can spend a good time with whoever you want.



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