I was a bit disappointed when Blackheath’s Altitude Café moved earlier this year, even if it was only next door. It had lost some of its ambience I thought. However, when I called in some time later everything had changed. One whole wall was devoted to a series of extraordinary wood panels, featuring Australian birds and animals carved in relief. They date from the 1970s and are the work of Robert Keen, who called in to inspect them recently. Robert works in many genres. He lived in the Lower Blue Mountains for some years, where he met and was influenced by Norman Lindsay.
I adore the panels. And what a treat they are for our tourists.
The echidna is a joy to behold.
ON THE INSIDE LOOKING OUT… TO A BLACKHEATH CULTURAL TREASURE
If you sit at the back near the counter you can also enjoy a great view of Jenny Kee’s wonderful mural on the wall of the Victory Antiques Centre. Plenty of Australian flora and fauna showcased there.
Grab yourself a bottle of chilled water; they are nearly as colorful as the mural.
And back to the theme of Aussie icons….what about an Anzac biscuit or (my special favourite) a home made Melting Moment? Oh, such memories of my childhood.
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD.
The breakfasts are great too.
Yes, they do cater for vegetarians
Well done Altitude. I am very impressed . I still don’t like the fact that food orders cease so early, but I guess the café opens before I am out of bed.