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Miss Kitty’s Saloon, Inglewood

How many visits does it take you to decide that you really like a restaurant? Once? Twice? Maybe more? I’m on the fence about this magic number, but sometimes, I think once is all it takes.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

J and I have visited Inglewood’s newest location du jour, Miss Kitty’s Saloon several times now, and we’ve been pleasantly surprised on each and every visit.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

Chorizo and slow cooked eggs ($16.00) are served here with a green sauce and sweet potato hash. The slow cooked eggs were a source of much excitement for my dear husband, who has been dreaming of this style of eggs for over seven years – since he first tried them cooked in this way at Cumulus Inc.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

J and I debated for some time about the ‘hash’ label on the menu, and decided the misnomer might be to divert expectant customers from the vision of a McD’s style potato hash brown. It’s definitely not the sort of hash I had in mind. Not that it matters, because it was delicious! Imagine a sweet potato scallop (yes, like the kind from your local fish and chippy) covered in super crispy panko crumbs.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

Buttermilk flapjacks with sticky banana ($11.80) remind me very much of Bill Granger’s ricotta pancakes, due to the addition of salty and sweet honeycomb butter. They’re light and fluffy, yet pleasingly dense – in the way that all north American pancakes are compared to their lighter crepe cousins.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

The bananas are an excellent accompaniment, but I highly recommend upping the ante with the optional add on of bacon ($4.00)!

Miss Kitty's Saloon

The steak ‘n’ eggs ($19.00) come with peas and fries, taking this already hearty combo to the next level. It’s down home American meets old blighty (or Radelaide) here, as the peas come mushy! I can’t stop pinching the fries, which are crispy, salty and perfect for mopping up peas.

Miss Kitty's Saloon

The Chicken and waffles ($16.00) were different to what I had in mind, far removed from the sweet and salty homestyle dish I’d sampled on my visit to the States last year.

At Miss Kitty’s, the chicken and waffles are a much more delicate dish – both in terms of presentation and taste. It features three crispy chicken strips over a single fluffy waffle, a tumble of fresh greens, juicy tomatoes and finely sliced red onion. A sweet and sticky red chili sauce and a generous splodge of creme fraiche are there to add a little moisture.

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting this at all. Instead I had visions of the American classic –  bone-in chicken over a plate sized waffle generously drizzled with cream sauce or maple syrup, But despite my initial surprise, I still find myself going back for more.

These unexpected takes on north American diner classics are all part of the charm of Miss Kitty’s Saloon. We’re sure glad to welcome Miss Kitty to the neighbourhood.

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Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

When you’re out for a meal with your spouse, partner-in-crime or friends, do you ever have that dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) table argument about who is ordering what?

In the house of Jujay, the conversation usually goes like this:

Juji: “Are you having the eggs? I’ll get the pancakes. And then we can share.”

J: “But I wanted the pancakes!’

Juji: “Fine, you get the pancakes, but can I share my dish with you? I want to be able to blog about them both.”

J: Sigh. “Okay.”

Luckily for me, J is a good sport, and has always been happy to share his dishes with me for the purposes of research.

But naturally, he’s pretty pleased when the planets align and we both have our hearts set on the same dish.

Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

 

Photo opportunities are a distant memory when we both get a glance of our Eggs Hamburg ($15.50) – a variation on the classic Eggs Benedict.

Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

A rich and slightly dense herb and parmesan beef patty sits atop a toasted pretzel roll. It’s topped with generous slices of bacon, poached eggs and a generous drizzle of hollandaise sauce.

I’m tucking in with gusto, quietly cheering for the appearance of the pretzel roll. After my first bite I found myself plotting to figure out who their supplier was so that I could make them my own (Little Home Bakery, I’m looking at you!)

The flavoursome beef patty and salty bacon work just beautifully with the oozing egg yolk and hollandaise combo. If I could find a way to magic away the cholesterol and fat, I’d make this dish part of my ‘all hearty, all the time’ repertoire.

Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

Don’t forget the coffee when you visit – it’s a great brew. Perfect with cake. Or eggs. Or solo. Or with a side of gourmet groceries. Who am I to dictate the terms? Coffee for all, I say!

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Pimlott and Strand, North Perth

You’ll find Pimlott and Strand on the Fitzgerald Street side of North Perth Plaza. Definitely worth a look!

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Bagels I met and loved

Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel

Many New Yorkers take them for granted. Everyone else around the world tries to emulate them. I spend my breakfast hour dreaming of them. Say hello to the humble bagel.

Murray’s Bagels

After chatting with our lovely host, and grilling him for bagel recommendations, he suggested we check out Murray’s. He assured me it would definitely be worth the trip, as he watched me poring over our subway map.

I’m so glad we listened to this advice, because enjoying this fluffy on the inside, crisp-yet-chewy on the outside bacon and egg bagel is one of the most enduring New York memories I have.

Murray's Bagels

Standing in line, I began to ponder the menu. Luckily it was long, as I needed time to grapple with the options. Schmear, or no schmear? Filled? Soy-cheese? White fish or lox? Forget asking for your bagel toasted, as the signs inside remind you ‘we don’t toast‘.

Murray's Bagels

Not that any toasting is necessary here. I think a big part of the joy of these bagels is in the fluffy innards, which are soft yet substantial.

Murray's Bagels

Each mouthful was made just that little bit more special because I chose an onion bagel over plain or salt … because I figured, when in New York…. bad breath be damned.

Murray's Bagels

I pretty much had to pry this away from J’s clutches and gnashing jaws. But it was worth the effort.

J’s choice of bagel (onion) was packed full of smoked lake sturgeon, juicy sliced tomato, cream cheese, red onion and capers.

Murray's Bagels

We washed down our breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice.

Murray's Bagels

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Brooklyn Bagel and coffee company

Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel

It was a moment of serious excitement when I realised our arrival in New York coincided with the influx of Halloween and Thanksgiving themed items in stores.

There were goofy masks and wigs in every Ricky’s I visited, people on the street spruiking for costume stores, candy corn (which I love!) and pumpkin-flavoured everything, from chai lattes to cream cheese.

Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel

For my first ever New York bagel experence, I went for this plain bagel (toasted) with pumpkin cream cheese. I am still deeply wishing I had gone back for more. Pumpkin just isn’t celebrated enough in Australia.

Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel

J couldn’t go past the Philly cheese steak breakfast burrito. For him, it was a moment to celebrate the existence of a real-deal breakfast burrito, in addition to the fact that it was chock full of tender steak and American cheese! At home, breakfast burritos are an extremely rare occurence, much to our collective sadness.

Breakfast at Brooklyn Bagel

Coffee and Manhattan? Well, let’s just say it’s often not worth paying the extra to have yours barista style. Filtered is generally the easiest option as it’s cheap and accessible.

Even though it’s always lacking in body, it usually doesn’t taste like it’s been burnt within an inch of its life.

We were surprised to find the coffee at Brooklyn Bagel was top notch, after being disappointed by coffee in our neighbourhood day after day.

A cold-brew Americano was my idea of heaven, after too much non-dairy creamer, while J enjoyed his first decent Macchiato.

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Toastface Grillah, Perth

Toastface Grillah

The humble toasted sandwich holds a pretty special place in my heart.

It all started with the arrival of our family’s first Breville jaffle iron. I think I was about six.  At the time, a toasted sandwich made with two Kraft singles and white sliced bread was my personal idea of perfection. The crispy edges. The oozing middle. The constant fear of burning my tongue on molten processed cheese.

I still go back to this combination regularly – it’s one of my favourite comfort foods.

Toastface Grillah

So naturally, my interest was more than piqued when I was followed by an account named Toastface Grillah on Twitter.

Coffee, grilled cheese and a definite hip hop trivia reference? Yes.

Toastface Grillah

You’ll find Toastface down Grand Lane, between Wellington Street and the Murray Street Mall. Look past the bins and the grubby laneway. Think of the sandwiches.

I’d recommend checking out the map on the Toastface website for directions.

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There’s eight sandwich options available, ranging from the classics like the Get Yo’ Veg, featuring cheese and Vegemite, to the amusingly named Pear Grillz, featuring blue cheese, pear and lime chutney.

TFP and I were both convinced it’d be an excellent idea to spend the entire day sampling the whole menu – something I still think I would have happily done, if I hadn’t been expected at work that day.

On this visit, thanks to my sandwich loving friends I was still able to get a good look at at least half the menu.

Toastface Grillah

Ham and Cheese ($7.00), with cheddar, ham and mustard pickle

Toastface Grillah

Pear Grillz ($8.00), with blue cheese, pear and lime chutney

Toastface Grillah

Danny Zuccho ($8.00), with brie, prosciutto and zucchini

Toastface Grillah

Brie and jam ($8.00), with brie, mozzarella and jam

I traded half of my brie and jam with TFP, scoring a half of her ham and cheese. Two very diffferent but equally delicious sandwiches!

The coffee is solid too, and our group’s slightly random (but normal for us)  orders including a traditional long mac, soy flat whites and two long blacks offered a good sample to back up that statement. 

I can’t wait to try the rest of the sandwiches at Toastface. Next time, I may consider allocating more time for my visit. A three cheese for breakfast, followed by the apple and gouda for lunch? With a possible Get Yo’ Veg for an afternoon snack….

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Open Monday to Friday, from 7.00am to 4.00pm
Visit the Toastface Grillah website for the full menu and map

Shake Shack, Upper West Side, New York

Shake Shack!

One of the New York food destinations I was most excited to drop in on was definitely Shake Shack.

Central Park photo collage

We started our day with a stroll around Central Park, ambled around the Museum of Natural History, and found ourselves on Columbus Avenue, in the leafy surrounds of Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Shake Shack

Yay, Shake Shack!

Shake Shack!

My friend L and I both opted for the Classic – the ShackBurger ($4.60 single, $7.20 double) featuring a juicy Angus beef patty, fresh lettuce, tomato, and slice of American cheese topped with ShackSauce.

I tried not to think too hard about the Fake Shack recipe I’d seen at A Hamburger Today, and the slightly terrifying likelihood that there was ninja ketchup hidden in this condiment.

Shake Shack!

The SmokeShack ($6.25 single, $8.80 double) could have well been created with gluttons like J in mind. Here, an Angus beef and American cheese combo are also topped with Niman Ranch applewood smoked bacon and cherry peppers – topped with (of course) ShackSauce.

Shake Shack!

No discussion was necessary – these are indeed tasty burgers. Even the probable ketchup didn’t bother me. They were that freaking good. From the juicy beef patty to the perfectly melted cheese.

And the bun.

Oh, the bun.

Why don’t more Aussie burger establishments go with the soft, pillowy burger bun? And I don’t mean the Tip Top sesame seed variety – I’m talking squishy ‘potato rolls’ – with shiny golden tops and fluffy white innards.

Shake Shack!

Even the chips ($2.70) at Shake Shack are better than the average. Here, the order of the day is crinkle cut chips! They make any chip better, in my opinion.

Shake Shack!

We couldn’t stop at just burgers and fries. Not when there’s peanut butter shakes ($5.00), and the special Concrete of the Day is red velvet ($4.25 half, $6.50 regularl)!

Shake Shack!

Smooth, creamy frozen custard blended with fluffy red velvet cake crumbs. It sounds good, doesn’t it? Trust me, it was.

I’m officially obsessed. And on my next trip to New York, you can be sure I’ll be back. But next time we might have to make it a double.

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Open 10.45am – 11.00pm daily

 

U & I Cafe, Northbridge

U & I Cafe

Pho bo vien – sliced raw beef and beef balls

I guess I should start this post by stating: I am by no means a pho connoisseur. But I know what I like, and if the empty bowl on my table at U & I Cafe on Sunday morning is anything to go by, then I guess it was pretty good!

Did I mention we ate this pho at 7.30am on a Sunday? Though this pho neophyte may not be the best judge of authenticity, one thing I will say is, it’s exciting to see a 24-hour restaurant in Perth (that doesn’t have golden arches).

More exciting still, when you can enjoy your morning coffee, Vietnamese style, drip filtered with a generous slug of super-sweet creamy condensed milk. You can have it over ice (which is listed on the menu), or hot – as we attempted to ask for. Luckily our patient waitress was totally on board with my inability to describe what I wanted that early in the morning!

U & I Cafe

Pho tai – with sliced raw beef

My pho tai was fragrant with a light, beefy broth. I would have really loved a stronger spicier kick from the usual suspects – start anise, cinnamon, coriander and fennel seed – though it definitely packed a black pepper punch.

The onions in the soup were just al dente, which was a great textural contrast with the soft slippery rice noodles. The beef was perfectly tender, and cut to a good thickness – with a bit of bite, but not so thick it was hard to chew.

Lashings of Sriracha and oyster sauce with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon were essential here, as the soup didn’t seem to be overly seasoned.

U & I Cafe

I’ve been reliably informed by my friend G that other dishes on the menu here, like the Bo Kho which comes served with a crusty baguette, are worth trying out. I’m keen to see what they’re like, maybe at dinner so I can sample other items not on their “overnight” (10.00pm – 10.00am) menu!

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Good Fortune Roast Duck House, Northbridge

Good Fortune Roast Duck

Crunchy tiles of pork crackle. Sweet, sticky char siu. Star anise laced duck, bronzed to perfection. If there’s a Chinese roast meat in creation that’s bad, then, I don’t think we’ve met….

J and I joined his family at Good Fortune Roast Duck House for lunch on a recent Sunday. K (J’s brother) and I were more than a little excited when the three meat combination arrived. We went with a selection of char siu, roast pork and roast duck – perfect for sharing in a group, and even better for the indecisive.

The roast meats on offer here are delicious, but I’m still convinced they’re better at my favourite roast meat shop, Hong Kong Barbecue.

Good Fortune Roast Duck

The reason why J’s parents chose Good Fortune for this particular lunch, was because J’s Dad had heard lots of good things about the other dishes on offer here.

It’s no wonder, when they serve up beauties like this salt and pepper flounder. Topped with a fragrant rubble of chopped spring onions, chili, golden fried garlic and generous amounts of salt and pepper, the tender white fish is hard to resist. The fish has been deep fried until both its tail and fins are as crunchy as the pork crackle on offer at the restaurant.

Good Fortune Roast Duck

The surprise star of the show is the stir fried long beans with pork mince. It’s not complex by any means, but is a definite crowd pleaser, with tender pieces of crunchy green beans and fragrant soy-laced pork mince.

The soft chunky pieces of onion throughout make me smile, reminding me of my late Grandmother’s version of this dish. I used to hate the onions (and the beans) with a passion as a kid – but luckily for me that’s not any issue any more – as I’d be missing out on this great dish.

Good Fortune Roast Duck

We’d ordered conservatively, deciding that three dishes between us (with rice) would be enough. But by the end of the roast, the fish and the beans … we knew we wanted a little more.

In the end, these sticky barbecue chicken wings were our choice – one which none of us had ever tried before. These sweet and sticky wings were coated in the same marinade as the char siu, and were the perfect small bite for these gluttons.

Good Fortune Roast Duck

One thing I love about roast duck restaurants? The Hong Kong style drinks! Sweet and strong iced coffee and iced milk teas were our beverage of choice.

Good Fortune Roast Duck

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Gordon St Garage, West Perth

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

Take a former auto electrics workshop on a quiet street in West Perth. Unleash an eclectic mix of industrial meets op-shop chic furnishings. Add a dash of freshly roasted coffee and a generous mix of breakfast classics with a few twists.

Gordon St Garage, brought to you by the men behind Balthazar (Nic Trimboli), Il Lido (Daniel Goodsell) and Duende (Graham Arthur), looks set to turn Gordon street into a destination for food lovers in West Perth.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

Glass cloche-covered plates of baked goods are a welcome sight as you enter this airy former workshop. As I hear yet another rumble from my belly, I find myself thinking that this isn’t like any garage I’ve ever encountered.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

We arrive on a quiet Sunday morning. We’re up early, thanks to our dawn-rising pooch, and eager to see what all the fuss is about. The first surprise as you enter is the sheer scale of the place. Looking at the number of tables inside, I find myself immediately thinking about the logistics of managing the floor during a busy service.

There’s at least half a dozen staff on the floor, and three behind the coffee machines as we enter. We wait by the front desk, as we’ve already spotted a group who arrived ahead of us being shown to a table.

One of the guys behind the coffee machine spots us, and tells us we can just go ahead and seat ourselves. It seems like a weird instruction to me, when there’s clearly a seating plan – larger groups of six or more are seated away from the main floor, and groups of two to four are slotted in in the middle.

Luckily we’re scooped up by a passing waitperson before I have much more time to think about it, and shown to a table for two.

Our coffee orders are taken the second we’re seated, and my faith in the service seems to be restored for the moment.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

The Garage breakfast ($24.00), covers all the fry-up essentials, and it’s exactly what I’m craving on this drizzly grey morning.

Start by selecting your style of eggs (I went with scrambled), pick your toast (sourdough or rye) and bring on the rest. Here at Gordon St Garage, that means a ‘pin wheel sausage’ (a pork sausage flecked with fennel, presented like a mini cumberland sausage or boerwors), streaky bacon, wood-fired mushrooms, a sweet smoked tomato, fried potato and house made baked beans.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

The fried potato is a carb lovers dream. The potato innards are fluffy and soft, and much more substantial than the average hash brown.

I’m also impressed by the smoky, streaky bacon, which definitely comes from a decent supplier (it’s not your standard, borderline anaemic bacon by any means).

The beans are sweet from sun-ripened tomatoes, and have a lovely smoky flavour from being simmered with a ham hock.

The only downer for me is the pin wheel sausage, which is porky, but lacking in moisture. I don’t think it’s a kitchen issue, but rather a lack of fat in the sausage mix.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

The pulled smoked ham hock on rye comes with boston baked beans and grilled goat’s haloumi ($17.00).

J digs in with gusto, and declares it delicious, though in the end, he thinks it would have sung even more with the addition of a soft poached egg.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

He tells me the addition of an oozing golden yolk would tie everything together perfectly – even the peppery rocket leaves – which at this point, sit idly to the side of his plate.

I thoroughly enjoyed the nibbles of ham hock, beans and squeaky haloumi I managed to pilfer from his plate, but can’t help but agree that an added egg would have sealed the deal for me too.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

Coffee is a morning must have for us both, and I’m chuffed to find my soy flat white ($4.00 plus 0.50 for soy) is right on the mark in taste, temperature and texture.

After taking a sip of his long macchiato ($4.50), J’s also impressed, enjoying the blend used by the baristas. He’s still wishing their roastery was already in action, but we’re told that side of the business will be kicking off soon.

You can already pick up supplies of all kinds, including Hario products (like the V60 drip coffee maker), syphons and burr grinders.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

Taking a sticky-beak upstairs, I found a selection of comfy couches, Scandinavian-style sideboards, and a quiet space that looked like it would be perfect for a cozy coffee or glass of red on a winter afternoon.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

By the time we were ready to leave the Garage, things had picked up considerably. Though we had both enjoyed our meals, we did end our morning wondering how things would go for the Garage as business picked up.

The service, though genuinely friendly, was patchy and at times frustrating. Though service at the beginning and end of the meal seemed to be mostly in order, it seemed to be lacking somewhat while we ate.

Staff avoiding eye contact and incomplete service are pet peeves that I was disappointed to notice here. If you don’t look at me once, you’re not going to notice my empty coffee cup. And you won’t have the opportunity to offer me another round. Or to clear my plate, or suggest I have some cake with my coffee.

There’s definitely room to improve, and I’m really hoping that the motto of the former tenant of the building which still remains on the wall – ‘do it once, do it right’ – is not just aspirational.

I was happy with the food, so I’d be happy to return to see how things pick up.

Breakfast at Gordon St Garage

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Open from 7.00am – late for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Novembar’s, Dianella

Chef Minh Van is staging a burger revolution in an unassuming little cafe in a quiet suburban street in Dianella.Novembars

J and I dropped in on a recent Saturday night, curious to see what all the fuss was about. We’d been reliably informed by J’s brother that the burgers were ‘awesome’ (and chastised for having not already tried them) and I’d read about them through local bloggers Michelle and Ai-Ling.

Novembars

We started with a small serve of chips to share, $3.50, which was surprisingly good value. Small it wasn’t (easily a large serve) and both J and I had to throw in the towel before we were even close to reaching the end of these.

Novembars

J and I both decided to try the hamburger with the lot ($9.50), featuring a homemade beef patty, fresh lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon and a fried egg.

The burger buns are standard white, and topped with sesame seeds. Though the buns weren’t exciting by any means, it was the juice beef patties that  were the standout here. At Novembar’s, they come hand shaped and full of flavour, from the addition of fresh herbs and chopped onion.

Chef Minh’s burgers come with ketchup as standard – delicately daubed over both halves of the bun. But if you’re a ketchup hater like me, fear not - there’s plenty of other condiments on offer, like my favourite Sriracha chili sauce.

Novembars

Novembars may look like your average lunchbar, but average it is not!

Chef Minh is known for his gut-slaying Man vs Fat Boy burger challenge, where speed eating is the name of the game. If you finish his creation (the Fat Boy burger) in the shortest recorded time out of the last 1,000 entrants, you win $3000.

But the Fat Boy isn’t any ordinary burger. This gut buster features not one, but seven beef patties, lettuce, tomato, three slices of cheese, bacon, egg, and caramelised onion all topped off with tomato ketchup. 

If a seven patty burger isn’t your thing, then there’s also the Red Face Runny Nose challenge – tuck into ‘planet earth’s hottest and deadliest chilli burger’, a 500g cheese-stuffed beef patty on a homemade star-shaped bun with caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato and chilli sauce. If you finish it, this $30 creation is completely free. If you finish it.

This creation features the famous Ghost chilli, rated as one of the hottest varieties of chilli on the planet (according to the Scoville scale). In fact, the chilli in this burger is so potent, that this eating challenge was apparently responsible for hospitalising at least three diners.

Well, I don’t know whether I’d ever be game enough to take part in either challenge at Novembar’s. But I’ll definitely be back the next time the mood for a fresh home-style burger takes my fancy.

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Love Thy Neighbour, Northbridge

Love Thy Neighbour

When it comes to warm and fuzzy feelings for my fellow man, I’ve got to confess – I’m a much nicer person once I’ve had my morning coffee.

And breakfast. Let’s not forget about the most important meal of the day!

Love Thy Neighbour

On a recent Saturday, my husband J (die-hard coffee nerd) suggested we drop by at one of his favourite coffee finds in Northbridge, the aptly named Love Thy Neighbour (LTN), and I was very keen to see if their caffeine and grub would help improve my mood.

Love Thy Neighbour

Their coffee, made with the house blend ‘seven’, was strong, flavourful (with a slight fruitiness) and damn good. It comes from Single Origin Roasters in Surry Hills – which I’m pretty sure I wandered past at least once on my last visit to Sydney.

J was equally impressed with his traditional long macchiato, and neither of us hesitated when we were offered a second round.

Love Thy Neighbour

J’s brioche breakfast came with softly scrambled eggs, house cured trout on a lightly toasted individual brioche. The Organic Loafers brioche was beautifully light and pillow-soft with a golden glow that only comes from the addition of fresh egg yolks.

Actually, this was declared some damn good brioche. I’m sure it would have been perfectly satisfying on its own, with a generous smear of jam.

But partnered with the salty-sweetness of the trout and the creamy eggs, this golden, buttery bread was even better!

Love Thy Neighbour

When there’s a biscuit on the menu, you’d better believe I’m going to order it. It took all of eight and a half seconds for me to make up my mind, and I’m hoping if you visit LTN, you’ll do the right thing and make the same choice.

Love Thy Neighbour

The American-style biscuit is rarely seen on Aussie menus, a rare mysterious breakfast (and any time) food that’s probably closest to a scone, but usually lighter in texture, dusted in cornmeal, and often made in it’s homeland with the snowiest of unnatural looking cooking fats – Crisco.

Love Thy Neighbour

The money shot – the bacon was hiding.

I don’t think the partially-hydrogenated-police have anything to worry about with the biscuits on offer at LTN.

The lovely light biscuit served here sandwiched a generous combination of fresh spinach, bacon, spicy homemade chutney, cheddar cheese with a softly set egg over easy.

I was glad the egg was cooked to the point of being slightly oozy, but just enough to ensure it didn’t dribble out of my biscuit.

It’s a deliciously different departure from the usual Saturday morning fry up that still manages all the main hangover food groups – in a neat carby package!

Truth be told, even though I was relatively stuffed after this, I did entertain ideas of other breakfast “snacks”.

Love Thy Neighbour

And how could I not, with the promise of smoked white chocolate ice cream, spotted on the blackboard as we wandered inside?

Consider my interest piqued. If I ever try it, you bet I’ll be telling you all about it.

Love Thy Neighbour

Oh hai, J’s phantom hand!

Love Thy Neighbour

Love Thy Neighbour are located at the rear of William Street Arcade, next to Ezra Pound. The team have recently expanded the seating area, so there’s choices for all – inside and out, bikes optional.

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Opening hours

Monday – Friday
6.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday
7.30am – 4.00pm

Closed Sundays