This cute new cafe has just opened up on Marrickville Road where Fernandes Patisserie used to be, right near our other old favourite Minh Vietnamese Restaurant. (Fernandes is now round the corner on New Canterbury Rd.) We’ve been there twice and have been really impressed. The coffee is excellent, the staff are delightful, and – the food is good too! Trifecta!
So far we’ve only had the breakfast dishes but they have a small lunch menu and a huge range of sweets, cakes and pastries too. Their breakfasts are spot on – the big breakfast ($16) is actually big, the bacon is smoky, the eggs are perfectly cooked… and the roast tomatoes are sweet and flavoursome. I can’t tell you how often I’m disappointed with roasted tomatoes which are sour, watery and not cooked nearly long enough!
The Eggs Benedict are a bargain at $10 and come with bacon, spinach and a homemade hollandaise which is smooth and buttery. So rich; so good. (I asked for no muffin.)
And if this wasn’t enough to entice us to return, we were brought two complimentary loukoumades (Greek fried honey balls) which were absolutely divine – fresh, warm, sticky and slightly yeasty. Delish!