The suburb of Pymble was named after Robert Pymble, a local authority known for chopping down forest to supply the early settlers of Sydney with a steady source of timber. Therefore, when it came to naming the area’s newest all-day eatery, there was only one name for it: The Sawmill.
A welcoming eatery that offers rustic Italian food, The Sawmill is unassumingly nestled in a suburban strip mall, and has become known for its delicious and authentic wood-fired pizzas. However, that’s not all. It’s also open for breakfast, serving Aussie classics with a few Italian twists.
The brand-new brunch menu is sure to put a spring in your step. Zucchini and corn fritters are served with poached eggs, feta and tomato relish, while pancakes are topped with apple and blueberry compote, with the optional scoop of salted caramel gelato.
Avocado on sourdough is made with Sicilian olives, and sprinkled with ricotta and pomegranate. The halloumi stack is layered with grilled vegetables, pumpkin, pesto and pine nuts. For something lighter, go for the vanilla cinnamon chia seed pudding, or try the Indian spice style Rogan mushrooms with pumpkin, avocado, raita and pomegranate.
Paying homage to the history of the area, The Sawmill’s interiors are made from recycled wood, with exposed beams and polished timber flooring. Inside, walls are covered in old handsaws, rusty chainsaw blades and impressive enormous spiky circular saw blades. Funky lighting and fresh greenery hang from the ceiling, and an impressive bar will cover all your coffee and cocktail needs. With attention to detail and beautiful presentation, this Italian café will have you coming back for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Words by Beth Yeoman