Under the guidance of chefs Tanya Bertino and Anton Eisenmenger, who can list the likes of Vue De Monde and Cumulus Inc on their resumes, Long Paddock is bringing big city flavours to the very small, very sleepy town of Lindenow. This shabby-chic café has nailed the relaxed and unpretentious vibe, with prompt service and delicious comfort food.
The menu is succinct and changes daily, with lots of killer and very little filler to be found. The pan-fried gnocchi with taleggio, local rocket and sweet onion was a stand out (imagine a warm belly hug that packs a cheesy punch), and the Chinese-style drunken pork belly with fried eggplant and rice tastes heavenly. Country favourites like savoury pies and scones also don’t miss a beat, and the cake cabinet will tempt you with thick-crust pies, ultra-chocolatey brownies and dusted berry frangipanes.