I’ll be brutally frank – Strathfield is a shithole.
It’s grubby, run down, has very ordinary cafes and food outlets, and the road system is dreadful.
It was once a suburb your aspired to live in, thanks to the old-world charm of the housing, leafy streets and the good schools in the area. It still has the old houses, leafy streets and good schools, but the retail precinct is a shambles.
I only go there because it has a train interchange.
I still managed to find a decent doughnut when I had a recent visit to Strathfield.
I went to Rainbow Cakes, which is just opposite the train station. They had a few doughnuts and fritters in the window, but a homemade jam-filled one caught my eye.
It was coated in sugar. It had loads of jam in it, which wasn’t overly sweet. The dough was quite heavy and oily – you could tell by the way it had hardly risen. After a bite or two it was quite flat.
The other doughnuts didn’t grab my interest at all.
If you’re forced to go to Strathfield, try the jam-filled doughnut at Rainbow Cakes.
They don’t have a big social media presence – a slim Facebook page looks about it.