Good Coffee and Culture

PlaygroundOpening in August 2015, as part of the Kellyville Village upgrade and refurbishment, Derin and Estelle Unutmaz immediately attracted large crowds to their café – The Local Trade.
Derin is Western Sydney born and bred, and has been a Chef for the last twelve years working at various locations across the Greater Sydney area including Luke Mangan’s establishment – Glass Brasserie.
Located adjacent to the newly built children’s playground, The Local Trade is very popular with families from the area, and provides a great stop before you need to do the weekly grocery shopping. Kids are more than catered for, with their very own menu including Bacon and Egg Sliders, Pikelets with Maple Syrup, Milkshakes, Burgers and Fries, and a spectacular Baby Chino. They seem to have thought of everything in this department as the paper serviettes are seriously thick – ready to mop up any spills.

Grown-ups are also very well looked after with most menu items being on the better side of healthy. Breakfast is served all day and includes Soy Linseed Toast with Avocado, Sumac Tomato, Feta and Poached Eggs, Sweet Potato Fritters with Charred Corn, Beetroot Jam and Sumac or the classic Eggs Benedict with either Poached Salmon or Smoked Bacon and the addition of Spinach and Salsa Verde along with the traditional Hollandaise, on Sourdough Toast.

Salmon Eggs Benedict with Spinach and Salsa Verde

wholemeal pancakes with rhubarb, maple and candied nutsFor a sweet breakfast treat there is Toast with Fig Jam and Ricotta, House Baked Banana Bread with Maple and Marscapone, or the Wholemeal Rhubarb Pancakes with Candied Nuts and Maple. While they sound pretty healthy, they are incredibly delicious, with two filling pancakes topped with sweetly tart rhubarb, and crunchy candied nuts. Ask for the Maple Syrup on the side to adjust the sweetness to your liking, and while you can choose to add a scoop of ice cream, I recommend adding a side of salty bacon to top off this great flavour combination.

Lunch really takes things up a notch by being more than your average sandwich or salad. Here you will find substantial meals that may mean you don’t need to bother with dinner. Usual favourites like burgers and fries are there, but are taken to another level with the Grain Fed Scotch Fillet on Crusty Baguette being served with Salsa Verde, Onion Jam, Manchego Cheese and Wild Rocket. You can have fries, or you can have Truffled Fries for an extra $2 – it doesn’t seem a difficult choice really!

Salads feature well from Poached Salmon, to Grilled Chicken and Sumac, or the Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Caramelised Endive, Mixed Grains and Elderflower Dressing. You’ve never tasted such an array of flavours in a salad, with the sweet carmalised witlof containing only a hint of the original bitterness, the hearty nutty cauliflower being perfectly matched with the sweet and sour elderflower dressing, and the wonderful added texture of nuts and grains.

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

The Local Trade Braised LambAs seriously rich and heart-warming dish is the Braised Lamb, Pearl Barley and Seasonal Greens. This slow cooked dish certainly fills you up on hearty fresh food, with a strong luscious lamb flavour, a hint of sweetness, and a good inclusion of fresh herbs to break through the richness. The flavour mix of carrots adds to the enjoyment and provides a crunchy texture, while the pearly barley provides a lovely wholegrain to mop up all the juicy flavoursome sauce.

Even if you don’t have time to sit down and eat, there’s always time for coffee – and they provide some of the best in the area.
Using a Toby’s Estate blend, Jordan the barista ensures every coffee will satisfy even the fussiest of coffee snobs. Their coffee is so good, I doubled my ‘one a day quota’ on my first visit. Toby Smith himself even came out in the first weeks to visit the café and wish them every success.

Made locally by The Cake Couple

 

Barista Jordan makes the perfect cup of Toby's Estate CoffeeThe Local Trade live up to their name by sourcing supplies from local producers like Kellyville Eggs and the Cake Couple, and employing staff from the Hills area. And with a heart for the community and bringing family together, this café provides a winning combination for the Western Sydney area that will continue to impress the local trade.

The Local Trade
Shop 34, Kellyville Village
90 Wrights Road
Kellyville NSW 2155

Open:
Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm (kitchen closes 3pm)
Saturday 8am to 5pm (kitchen closes 3pm)
Sunday 8am to 4pm (kitchen closes 2pm)