Cafe Bar Restaurant
The Lilypad has quickly become the place to be in Chesterfield. Owners Iain Woodhead and Emi Chapman were inspired to open the café while working in Melbourne, where they were introduced to a new culture and appreciation of food. They’ve since transported this new-found passion around the globe, back to their hometown of Chesterfield.
The café opened in November 2015 and has been busy since day one. The menu comprises fresh, healthy and vibrant envy-inducing options, complemented by a varied selection of soft and alcoholic beverages. The wholesome dishes are also made using locally sourced produce. Iain and Emi’s favourite options include smashed avocado atop sourdough toast, accompanied by beetroot hummus, feta and spiced nuts, and the house muesli, which is topped with goji berries, cranberries and pistachio crumble. For something heartier, the seared tuna burger, enhanced by avocado, wasabi mayo and red onions, is sure to delight. Alternatively, pop by for a coffee and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and friendly service.
The Lilypad is open seven days a week for breakfast, brunch and lunch. It also opens in the evening on the first Friday of every month to showcase a quirky tapas menu and cocktail selection. The café is definitely worth a visit or two, and it understandably gets rather busy, so booking is advised.