Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Yes yes this is a second post! I just couldn’t resist going back after hearing about the ultimate toastie! I had only missed this special addition by a week last time I went! This time, we had a 40 minute wait for the table – the most painful wait ever! We were tired and hungry and the truffle-goodness wafting throughout the cafe was just torture!

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 Assorted pastries at the counter

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 Magic muffin  – banana nutella muffin ($4.50)

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Mochas

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Cappuccino & piccolo latte

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 Ultimate toastie – mixed mushrooms, fried eggs with gruyere cheese & fresh black truffle ($27.00)

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 Eggs Blini – buckwheat blini, cured king salmon, salmon caviar, brocolini, sauce Mikado and poached eggs ($21.00)

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Breakfast with the Sakuma’s – miso grilled king salmon, smoked eel croquette, 63′ egg, radish petit salad & kewpi mayonnaise ($24.50)

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 Little Lost Bread – PB&J brioche french toast, warm banana, nutella jam, peanut butter ice cream ($18.50)

 The Food Zoo: The only two dishes different from last post was the ultimate toastie (ultimate truffle goodness for the ultimate truffle lover) and the grilled king salmon which was cooked with perfection.

The magic muffin is so good it deserves a paragraph for itself! Slabs of nutella combined with banana chunks to make the ultimate muffin! We shared one while waiting and I just had to buy another two to take away. These are just too good not to share with loved ones =)

Devon Cafe
76 Devonshire st
Surry Hills, NSW
T: (02) 9211 8777

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Three Williams, Redfern

Be prepared for a big post (of pictures)! I don’t usually order this much but with a group of 7, can’t help but order [almost] everything on the menu and have a mouthful of each!

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Fish croquettes with lemon and aoli (on the house! Normally $3.00 each)

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Peanut and caramel shake ($6.00)
Raspberry smoothie ($7.00)

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Pork narnie  – bibimbap pulled pork, chili kimchi, bean sprouts, julienne carrots ($15.00)

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The merchant: chili fried egg, crispy bacon, pickled slaw, ranch dressing on a warm brioche bun ($13.00)

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Grilled prawn narnie – grilled prawns, tzatziki, hummus and sumac ($15.00)

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Crunchy brioche french toast, blueberries, yoghurt, roasted pecans and maple syrup  ($15.00)

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Beef brisket narnie – glazed beef brisket, slaw, gherkins, chipotle mayo ($15.00)

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Caremalised cauliflower tabouli with quinoa, walnuts and preserved lemon (gf) with chicken ($16.00)

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Piccolo latte (on the house!)

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Mocha (on the house!)

The Food Zoo experience: LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Had to go back to this place two weeks in a row with my entire family in tow. For a table of 7 we waited for over an hour and I was getting terribly grumpy! But the staff were lovely and served us complimentary fish croquettes and coffees for waiting and a free pastry for my Grandma (thanks Glen)! The coffee was good, peanut and caramel shake packed a punch (too bad there weren’t more flavours) and the raspberry smoothie was super thick and full of berry pulp with each sip (not sure if I used the term pulp properly…) Also the kitchen does a great job in serving the food super fast (we were in and out within 45 minutes) without compromising on quality. Don’t really have a favourite as I liked all their narnies (house-made flat bread) and the french toast was divine!

Three Williams
316 Elizabeth Street
Redfern, NSW 2016

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Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Devon Cafe is one of the few places I would venture out to more than once (the other being Grounds Alexandria) for food and coffee that doesn’t disappoint (given that I have a huge list of cafes to tick off on my list)! Who doesn’t love waking up early on a cold rainy Monday to meet people who like to be horribly late for no good reason? I do! At least it was a public holiday, the wait wasn’t too long (20 mins when we arrived at 11AM) and I eventually got to spend some quality time with good company :)

A swan mocha!

Devon4Eggs Blini – buckwheat blini, cured king salmon, salmon caviar, brocolini, sauce Mikado and poached eggs ($21.00)

Devon3Two chicks in basque – baked eggs, piperade, pistou, sourdough toast ($16.00)

Devon2 Breakfast of Champions – Spanish blood sausage, chestnut, celeriac gratin, apple puree, fried egg ($20.50)

Devon5Little Lost Bread – PB&J brioche french toast, warm banana, nutella jam, peanut butter ice cream ($18.50)

The Food Zoo experience: Delicious coffee, tasty food, overly enthusiastic and friendly staff. My favourite were the eggs blini (who doesn’t love perfectly poached eggs?!). Devon cafe always find a great twist on the traditional breakfast – poached eggs, baked eggs and french toast. The little lost bread was an absolutely delicious breakfast dessert but probably best had shared – a great flavour combination which otherwise would just be too much on its own. Let’s hope I can stay away long enough to try a different cafe!

Devon Cafe
76 Devonshire st
Surry Hills, NSW
T: (02) 9211 8777

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wahwah lounge, Waterloo

I’m really really supposed to be studying right now but I need some valid reason for procrastinating hence.. this blog! Hmm I really hope no-one notices that I’m being sneaky! And so a little while back, the boy and I went to wahwah lounge at Waterloo. We were originally going to go to Danks St Depot (cafe with the ginormous bowls of coffee) but deciding to be slightly spontaneous we just hopped into the cafe next door…

The cafe is really casual with open dining spaces. As the weather was super humid I was actually hoping the inside would be a little air conditioned for me to enjoy my meal. Unfortunately there was no air-conditioning but nevertheless I survived. I love how the mirrors have served a dual purpose throughout the cafe – being used as “Specials” boards but also creating a spacious feel to the narrow dining area.

Fruit frappes & Fruit juices ($6.50)

There are freshly squeezed juices and special combination fruit frappes which are the perfect pick-me-up to get started for the weekend. I ordered “In the Pink” – watermelon and pineapple juice while the boy ordered a “Wah tang” – freshly squeezed pineapple, lime and mint fruit frappe.

Eggs Benedict – baby spinach & hollandaise with smoked salmon ($18.90)

I loved how the eggs were perfectly poached however served cool (I’m assuming so not to cook the smoked salmon). The boy had no complaints however I guess I’m just used to my eggs being served hot.

French toast with fresh Strawberries, maple syrup and creme fraiche ($11.00)

The best french toast I’ve had by far! You can’t really tell in the photo but the bread is so soft and drenched in the perfect amount of maple syrup. The strawberries and creamy creme fraiche just completed the awesome dish. I am definitely going to go back for more… No question about that!

Crispy chat potatoes tossed with creme fraiche & chives ($6.90)

Being the glutinous eater I am, I couldn’t resist but take up the waitress’ recommendation of the crispy chat potatoes and I am unbelievably glad I did. The creme fraiche must be their specialty or something! The potato skins were slightly crispy and topped with the creme fraiche, tasted just like sour cream and chives.

The food was great and the waitstaff were extremely friendly… I can’t wait to go back for the french toast and those crispy chat potatoes!

Wah Wah Lounge
Shop 2 1 Danks St
Waterloo 2017
T: (02) 9699 3456

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