Green Zebra
Green Zebra

Green Zebra

Green Zebra Albury

Our very first stop on the Albury food trail is the Green Zebra. We are here briefly for a coffee and a bite to eat on our way to Rutherglen. Initially we don’t even look at the menu as i am told that their lemon tart is second to none. We are here specifically to try this house specialty, a specialty which has become a weekend ritual for my host (and BFF) Miss Rachy, and she is keen to share this local attraction with us.

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We each order a coffee and a slice of the famous tart.  It is very unusual that I am happy for everyone at the table to order the same dish but apparently this tart is something too specials for anyone of us to miss out on.

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While we await our order I start to drool over the menu. I am particularly intrigued by the roasted cauliflower and smokey paprika fritters with white bean purée poached eggs and spinach.  Yum, that dish had me wishing we were staying for a more substantial brunch. I make Mr GG promise to come back and have breakfast here with me another day.

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Our coffee arrives as Rachy explains the food philosophy behind the cafe. The owners believe in using the freshest seasonal produce, but this is not just a story they spin to customers. A significant portion of the produced used in the cafe comes from the 150 meter square garden they tend to at their house. So when the daily specials are listed on the blackboard menu you can be assured the dishes are based on what has just been picked from the garden.

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Our tart arrives and the curd is thick and creamy.  We have been very lucky as this one has just set. It is deliciously lemony, with the most gorgeously crisp buttery shortbread pastry base.  The intense yellow of the custard comes from the fresh egg yolk, direct from the free range chickens that are also a part of the Green Zebras food philosophy.

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All three tarts were devoured in no time, and I was very happy not to have been sharing even a bite of mine!

With our appetites temporarily appeased we head toward Rutherglen and the surrounding vineyards, where we will be sampling the local vino.

Albury NSW, Dean Street

As we leave Albury I note there are so many interesting and inviting food choices that are still begging to be explored. Butts Gourmet Smokehouse which specializes in smoked trout, Stormie D’s Cupcakes, The Bended Elbow Pub, St Ives Beer Cafe, Zenx Japanese Restaurant. We have been told that Paddy’s Pub does the best Guinness pie so I will have to put them to the test and see how it compares to mine.

Green Zebra

484 Dean Street

Albury NSW 2640

Ph: 02 6023 1100

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  1. There is no way I will share my lemon tart with anyone!

  2. I felt every mouthful you ate. It sounded delicious!

  3. Gotta love a good lemon tart. It reminds me of the time I finished a jar of lemon curd after using it all on a loaf of bread! Bad, I know…

  4. The first thing I noticed was the French toast on the specials board! My favourite dish 🙂

  5. Oh wow that does sound and look delicious. And it’s really interesting how the eggs that they use can make it taste and look so much fresher, huh! LOVE this haven’t had a Lemon Tart in a while. How fun it must be to be on a food trail… Looking forward to reading about the next one =D

  6. That is an excellent looking lemon tart. I would definitely have ordered the eggs with the paprika and cauliflower fritters. I’m so intrigued by the sound of that dish. What a lovely cafe xx

  7. LOL!! Such funny comments, it seems that desserts bring out the child in everyone;) Adrianne, I wish I had demolished a jar of lemon curd… and no Rachy, I know you won’t share tart! Charlie, I had to go back for the cauliflower fritters… they were delicious too 😉

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