Dutton Park’s tasty new addition, Gertrude & Mabel, is inspired by generations of Greek family values and treasured recipes.
Found on the corner of Gladstone and Deighton Roads in Dutton Park, Gertrude and Mabel is a gorgeous endeavour of the Diacos family.
Gertrude & Mabel is immediately welcoming upon entering, oozing French provincial charm with its chandeliers, timber flooring and vintage china.
Owner and manager Danielle Diacos says her family has lived in Dutton Park for decades and she even went to the school directly across the street from the café.
“My mum’s parents have lived on Gertrude St and Dad’s parents on Mabel St since the ‘60s – so my parents met locally and that’s what inspired our name,” says Danielle.
Danielle mentions her family have also had an influence on the menu.
“We use honey from my Grandfather’s little bee farm in his backyard. The rocket, spinach and most of the herbs also come from his garden.”
Open daily for breakfast and lunch, Gertrude & Mabel’s menu is short, sweet and inspired by Greek cuisine. All ingredients used are sourced locally and the majority of the menu items are house-made.
Some of the options include:
- Mum’s bircher muesli
- French toasted brioche with fresh ricotta, berries and bapou’s honey.
- Fasolatha (baked white beans) with tomatoes, chorizo, egg and bread. (GF available on request)
- My family’s spanakopita (Greek savoury pastry) with side salad
- Avocado, cherry tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil and olive oil on black bread, with the option of 8 minute eggs and house-cured ocean trout.
- G&M ploughman’s lunch with cured delights and condiments (pictured)
The homemade cakes, sweets and biscuits are also a must-try. On our visit, we tried the Diacos family recipe of pear, chocolate and ricotta tart (pictured). In the beverages, Barambah organic milk is used.
With many young people living in the area and schools directly across the road, Gertrude & Mabel is definitely a family affair.