Saturday, 14 July 2007


Not being a religious man, I do my best not to offend the faithful at this super powered establishment. Mild mannered café by weekday… divine Uniting Christian church by weekend. Flown to Darling Street, Balmain, it’s a great breakfast spot. The protection of the trees provides a relaxation, quiet, tranquillity. It’s a spiritual place so loud farts and dirty jokes are a no no. While the almighty lord above is polite, they may not be entirely happy with the Eggs Benedict and Florentine. Eggs were perfectly poached, the uncooked yolk allowed to flow when breaking the shiny smooth whites and soaked up by crusty Turkish bread. Thin slices of smoked salmon replaced the ham on the Benedict and a side portion of sautéed spinach in the Florentine. Appetising, but let down by an uninspiring Hollandaise sauce. It’s Clark Kent textbook, but perhaps a little too yolky and not enough lemon tang for my liking. Maybe I was just seeking a bit more flavour explosion early in the morning. I’d still come back often, though maybe not to discuss muscles of the leg and providing massages to my mate and lady friend. Balmain locals should be privileged to have something this special.

2 / 5 yums!


Where? 344 Darling St, Balmain

What? Average Price $12

Left to Right : Coffees, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine

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