Stewart Wallace was engaged as the Head Chef at The Coonanbarra Café in 1992.
He’s now returned to the suburb he grew up in as a child, to rebirth the old Coonanbarra Café into the new Café Patina at Wahroonga Village Stores.
The Café has undergone a refurbishment and total kitchen fitout; adopting a contemporary design inside, focusing on simple colours and quality fittings, with a nod to the classic heritage style. The Café still has its unique leafy outlook under generous awnings, providing a serene environment to enjoy a complete café experience.
The menu is Modern Australian café food bringing the famous ‘Snapper Pie’ and ‘Salt and Pepper Squid with Chilli Jam’ to Wahroonga locals. We focus on honest, whole food comfort cooking, supporting regional producers and providing organic produce where possible, with plenty of healthy dietary alternatives available.