Seems like my “Keep Calm and Have Brunch” routine is really falling into place! Very slowly but surely establishing something for myself after all these years but it’s better late than never! Also good to take the back seat and have my friends getting involved and choosing the brunch venues!
Get your table and order at the counter
Chocolate milkshake & Freshly squeezed orange juice
Freshly squeezed kale juice & salted caramel milkshake
Quirky number blocks as table numbers
Poached eggs with avo smash & caramalised tomatoes ($14.00)
Perfectly poached eggs!
Scrambled eggs served with sourdough
Breakfast special: Spicy chipotle eggs with green onion and coriander ($13.00)
Pear and white chocolate muffin ($4.00)
The Food Experience: This place is a bit out of the way for me from the North Shore but super convenient for people in South East Sydney and especially students from UNSW (since it’s located at the very end of High St) or people in general looking for a fresh, good value and and healthy meal. I love the fact that 22 Grams adopts a back-to-the-basics approach – food and service served in such a simple, no fuss attitude. Grab your own table, order at the counter, select from a variety of egg-based breakfasts or salads without any complicated fancy ingredients.
166-168 Belmore Rd
Randwick, NSW 2031
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!
Eggs Blini – buckwheat blini, cured king salmon, salmon caviar, brocolini, sauce Mikado and poached eggs ($21.00)
Two chicks in basque – baked eggs, piperade, pistou, sourdough toast ($16.00)
Breakfast of Champions – Spanish blood sausage, chestnut, celeriac gratin, apple puree, fried egg ($20.50)
Little 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!
76 Devonshire st
Surry Hills, NSW
T: (02) 9211 8777