For more than 30 years, stopping in for a Bliss Burger at Pilgrims in Milton has been a tradition for anyone heading down the coast. But now, Sydney-siders won’t have to travel quite so far south for a healthy fast-food fix, with a new outlet opening on Cronulla beach.
Anthony and Kelly MacDonald, originally from Bateman’s Bay, used to drop into the original cafe – and they liked it so much they decided they wanted one closer to home.
Pilgrims simple but delicious vegetarian menu – which features hearty salads, freshly squeezed juices and its trademark veggie burgers with peanut sauce – has remained pretty much unchanged for three decades. Cannily, the new owners of Pilgrims Cronulla decided not to mess with the recipe for success. They are importing some of the staff from the southern outlet and will source a lot of the produce from the South Coast, just as the site at Milton does.
The location is in keeping with the cafe’s beachside atmosphere, the rustic interior of the renovated, second-storey space overlooking South Cronulla beach adding to the relaxed, coastal, Pilgrims vibe.