During dinner with Grab Your Fork, we couldn’t help but grill our dining partner for some good breakfast tips.
When you’re a food blogger, forward-planning meals is not only convenient, but practically essential!
Brioche French toast with caramelised banana, bacon and maple syrup, $18
H suggests a few fantastic sounding places, and after some research once we’re back in our hotel that evening, our mission is simple – brioche French toast with banana and bacon, at Lumiere Cafe in Surry Hills.
Sydney cafes seem to put in a lot of effort into interior design. I like it.
Lumiere is located in Surry Hills, the suburb which was quickly becoming my own personal eating mecca.
We arrived early, and found the sunny cafe was fairly empty, with only a few other keen diners fueling up before work.
Omelette with smoked ham, mushrooms, chives and provolone cheese, $17
Dining with a fellow food blogger who is also your sister makes eating simple.
To conserve valuable eating space, we opt to share two breakfast dishes between the three of us, an arrangement which worked like a treat.
When it arrives, my omelette with smoked ham, mushrooms, chives and provolone cheese, looks a little sad and unadorned on the plate.
The next thing I notice is just how big it is – taking up more than half of the plate. Thank god I’m sharing this, I think, as there’s no way I could finish the whole thing on my own!
But slicing it open reveals that the softly set omelette is well stuffed with a generous filling of ham, mushrooms, oozing cheese and a tumble of oniony chives.
I’m in a savoury breakfast sort of mood, and this omelette offers the perfect combination of breakfast food groups (eggs, salty protein, mushrooms, cheese) all topped off with a slice of crunchy toast. Winner!
The juicy mushrooms have created a bit of a puddle of liquid beneath the omelette, which turns its lightly browned, slightly crispy exterior soggy.
I’m glad we’re sharing our meals, as the omelette is deceptively rich and filling.
When TFP’s brioche French toast arrives, it is a sight to behold, topped with a layer of lightly burnished bananas and crowned with crispy bacon.
It sits in a pool of sticky golden maple syrup, and smells amazing. I think this would be a scent worth bottling – eau de toilette or parfum, who cares, I’d definitely buy it! Anyone know anyone at Diptyque? I have an idea for a new home fragrance ;)
We let her take the first bites, naturally, but I have to stop myself from tackling J with my fork to have a taste.
The uber-eggy brioche French toast is pillowy soft, and readily soaks up the sweet syrup. The caramelised banana is tender and sweet, which contrasts really well with the salty tang of the crispy bacon.
Interior of the cafe
I top off the meal with my daily caffeine fix, this time a soy flat white, which leaves me primed and ready to go for the eating adventures ahead in Cabramatta!
Read about our other food adventures in Sydney
- Sydney day 1: BBQ King, Haymarket
- Sydney day 1: Via del Corso, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 1: Spiedo Bar and Restaurant, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 2: Bills, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 2: Becasse Bakery, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 2: Cafe Ish, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 2: Emperor’s Puffs, Chinatown
- Sydney day 2: Chat Thai, Haymarket
- Sydney day 3: Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 3: Cafe Cre Asion, Sydney CBD
- Sydney day 3: Jackie M Malaysian Cuisine, Concord
- Sydney day 4: The Rocks Cafe, The Rocks
- Sydney day 4: Din Tai Fung, World Square
- Sydney day 4: The Star, Pyrmont
- Sydney day 4: Sydney Madang, Sydney CBD
- Sydney day 5: Izakaya Fujiyama, Surry Hills
- Sydney day 5: Barby’s Bakery, Paddy’s Markets, Haymarket
- Sydney day 5: Sassy’s Red, Westfield Sydney
- Sydney day 6: Things I Love Thursday – Cabramatta Edition!