The Picnic Burwood

The Picnic Burwood

Tuesday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Burwood Park, corner of Park Avenue and Burwood Road Burwood 2134
(02) 9745 1034

This outdoor Burwood eatery is part cafe and part luxe picnic.

You’ve got two options. Either sit down in a leafy pagoda built around the park’s open-air kiosk, or grab a mat, some takeout and sit under a tree. If you email ahead you can order a banquet in a basket with a variety of premium cured meats and cheeses, sandwiches, salads, cold-pressed juices and house-baked pastries.

The eat-in menu has a bunch of dishes you probably won’t find elsewhere in the Burwood area. Watermelon and French toast is served surrounded by edible flowers, fresh fruit, Persian fairy floss, a berry reduction and dulce de leche. There’s a seasonally flavoured pannacotta granola (The Picnic has served lavender, vanilla and pandan flavours so far); coconut-water iced coffees with mint; and a Lebanese-inspired breakfast board with skillet fried za’atar eggs, haloumi, labneh, pickles and either bacon, Egyptian-styled air-dried beef or lamb merguez.

You might expect a mash of tartan colours and plastic cutlery at a picnic-inspired cafe, but this is far more elegant. The cafe is simple, with a white-and-yellow colour scheme with a Grounds of Alexandria-level of greenery that’s spread across the perimeter of the cafe’s gazebo, under its ceiling and all over the tables.

Budget

Features

  • outdoor area
  • outdoor area
  • outdoor area
  • unlicensed