It feels really homely, both the ambiance as well as the food. Plus, it’s not busy on weekday mornings, a huge bonus in my book.
The Artistry is a quirky hybrid of a cafe combined with an art gallery – featuring local and international niche artists on their white washed walls.
The Duck Confit Pesto Linguini ($16)came with more ingredients than it did pasta! That makes it awesome value for money, but because I am a carb monster, I’d have preferred double the amount of pasta 😉 It was very moreish, tasty, and downright delicious. I liked the juiciness of the cherry tomatoes, and how they went really heavy handed on the garlic. Mmm.
The Vegetarian Aglio Olio was equally packed with ingredients, and was actually very tasty. I liked the soft red capsicum and mushrooms dotted through the dish.
The Waffles ($7) arrived looking exceedingly plain, but did hot the spot. They were crisp on the outside, and moist on the inside. And they were fab eaten with cold butter and lashings of maple syrup!
The Artistry Cafe uses Liberty Coffee beans, and their coffee didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed my Cappuccino ($5).
We had a lovely time relaxing over our food and coffee, and service is really friendly. We also appreciated the complimentary water (we jogged there!).