Groundhog Social is a bright and airy cafe perched in prime position on the Esplanade in Manly opposite Bayside Park.
A sibling for Holland Park's Deedot Cafe and Three Brews Bar, Groundhog Social is spacious providing seating in three separate dining areas including a breezy, vibrant garden-inspired space and al fresco dog-friendly footpath.
All day breakfast fare ranges from a raspberry chia bowl with mixed berries. mango puree, honey and coconut milk, to Stacks On! (avocado, bacon, poached eggs and haloumi on toasted Turkish bread), and Breakfast Gnocchi - house made gnocchi with slow-cooked braised beef, root vegetables, garlic and herbs in a hearty Napoli sauce; while sweet tooths will want to tuck into caramelised waffles served with spiced macerated mixed berries and double cream.
Otherwise, customers can choose something from the all day lunch and tapas menu, like lamb and haloumi burgers, juicy beef cheeseburgers, buffalo wings. szechuan squid, panko crumbed cauliflower, and antipasto for two - sliced prosciutto, salami, sopresso, marinated olives, chargrilled vegetables, Turkish bread and dip.
In addition, there's a concise kids menu consisting of bacon and eggs, grilled chicken salad, and nuggets and chips.
Coffee on pour is by Coffee Supreme - South Blend and rotating single origins - served along with batch brew and cold brew, Love organic teas, turmeric lattes, sparkling iced teas, house made sodas, smoothies, frappes, and fresh juices.
By Deb Lidster
0448 677 152