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Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Oh Surry Hills. I thank you for your steep, hilly streets – they make all the delicious food I ate in your suburb negligible. Kind of. Not really.

But it’s a good thing we spent so much time in this particular suburb of Sydney, as we discovered gems like PorteñoLumiere Cafe and Patisserie and Izakaya Fujiyama.

Another place to add to the list is Mad Spuds, a little cafe on Crown street, devoted to the potato.

I’m all for it, as the potato holds a special place in my heart. I’m pretty sure potatoes are my favourite carb of all.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Potato paraphenalia lines the walls and counter tops.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

I particularly loved this photograph of an original King Edward baked potato oven.

Fun fact I found out after our visit: baked potatoes were common street food in 18th century England. They were the fast food of the time, and a hearty meal that was cheap to produce. Carbs were important fuel for the growing numbers of workers flocking to cities in search of fortune during the industrial revolution.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

I opted for something simple that morning, and chose two poached eggs on sourdough toast ($8), with a side of pork sausages ($4).

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

The eggs were cooked just to my liking, with softly set whites and bright orange yolks that oozed perfectly.

The pork sausages were plump and cooked until crisp. They were cased in perfectly ‘bursty’ skins – which I consider an essential component of snag perfection.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

J’s Chorizo Bruschetta ($16), comes piled high with tatti bread, grilled halloumi, chorizo, fig jam and rocket. I was eyeing off the crisp golden tatti bread from the moment it arrived, and luckily for me, the rules of engaged people dictate that all requests for tatti bread must be honoured.

Crispy, light and yet satisfyingly chewy. Mmm… potatoes certainly are magical.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

TFP’s Mad Pan Brekkie ($16) comes to the table in its own skillet, filled with Boston baked beans, potato skins, pork sausages, poached eggs and toast.

The beans are lovely – with just the right kick, and go perfectly with the eggs and sausages.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

We also shared a serve of Cheesy Crispy Spud Skins ($4); a brave move for three people already enjoying hearty breakfasts.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Another notable mention is the great coffee on offer at Mad Spuds – it’s made from locally roasted fair trade beans, from Double Roasters in Marrickville. Lovely!

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Mad Spuds also offer some tasty sounding Baked Potatoes, which are available for lunch. Though we thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast, I know we were all wishing it was lunch time.

Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

Next time I’m in town, you can be sure I’ll be stopping by. But I think we’d better make it lunch.

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Read TFP’s post about Mad Spuds Cafe

Porteño, Surry Hills

Porteno, Surry Hills

Oh hai chefs, we see you!

An up-close and personal view of chefs Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate at work at the pass is just one of the many things I loved about our visit to Porteño.

Sometime in June, TFP, J and I got to work on our list, the places in Sydney we knew we had to visit.

One of the places that made the list was Porteño, where the meat is flame-grilled, the drinks are well mixed, and your servers decked out in their finest fifties’ finery.

Our blogger friends Craig and Caroline were more than happy to help us round out our numbers, bringing our number to five – the magical minimum number required for a booking at this usually packed out restaurant. Two seatings are available – 6.00 to 8.30pm, and 9.00pm to close.

My spidey sense told me that booking the first seating was the best option, for a number of reasons:

  • The food bloggers would need as much natural light as possible for better shots
  • We’d be walking around a lot, and therefore, would be hungry earlier than usual
  • And the most important question: what if they ran out of what we wanted before the second seating?
As we were seated in the busy restaurant just after six, I mentally high-fived past-Juji. Once again, that food blogger spidey sense paid off!

Porteno, Surry Hills

House baked bread, olive oil and pork pate, $2 per head

We each started with a house baked bread roll, which comes with a side of pork pate and fruity olive oil.

Porteno, Surry Hills

The unctuous pork pate is creamy and better than any butter I could hope for. It’s worth a try, even if you’re not usually a pate fan – it’s light, yet rich and very very moreish.

Porteno, Surry Hills

One of my favourite summer drinks, Pimm’s, is on the menu, and arrives topped up with lemonade and served over lots of ice. It’s one of those drinks I wish was available in more places – it’s fantastic with practically anything!

Porteno, Surry Hills

Calamares Asado, BBQ Calamari with Chickpea Sofrito,
Preserved Lemon & Watercress, $24

J and Craig are both keen to try the Calamares Asado, and I’m very happy to dig into the dish when it arrives.

Porteno, Surry Hills

The tendrils of squid are beautifully tender, with not a hint of rubber in sight.

There’s a zingy aroma from the preserved lemon, and we’re all pleasantly surprised by the chickpeas, which have been tossed in a blend of fragrant spices.

I love the crisp, fresh watercress, which is a favourite of mine, but usually absent from my own cooking and when I eat out.

Porteno, Surry Hills

As we eat we’re treated to a fireside view of the asado, the pit filled with ironbark embers which roasts the restaurant’s famous pork and lamb to tender perfection.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Chimichurri, Argentina’s famous herb-laden sauce, and Criolla, an onion and capsicum salsa, arrive in preparation for our meaty bounty.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Cordero a la Cruz, 8-hour wood fired milk-fed Mirrool Creek Lamb, $42

First to join us is the lamb, which is so tender it hardly warrants a knife and fork. There’s shards of crispy skin which we all enjoy. It’s crunchy and salty – crumbling away on my tongue.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Confession: I don’t usually like lamb. And I certainly never order it in a restaurant. But my dining partners insisted and I was glad they did – this was amazing! If all lamb was as tender and fragrant as this, I’d rewrite my no lamb policy.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Chanchito a la Cruz, 8-hour woodfired pig, $44

Oh em gee. Here it is. Here’s what I came for. The wood fired pork. The promise of crunchy tiles of crackling skin and the tender meat rippled with creamy white fat, was torturing me for a full six months after I made the reservation.

Porteno, Surry Hills

I confess, I was a little sad to have to share. Luckily for me, after the last crunch of the crackle, we could set to work nibbling on the roasted ribs, which had been thoughtfully presented with the rest of the meat :)

Porteno, Surry Hills

Tira de Asado, O’Connor grass fed Angus beef short ribs, $30

Short ribs are a favourite cut of mine – something I order whenever I can, especially at Korean barbecue joints. I love the short ribs for their rich beefy flavour, something which can be lacking in other favoured cuts like fillet and sirloin. 

Porteño’s short ribs certainly delivered on flavour – it was definitely enhanced by the smoke of the wood-burning grill. But unfortunately we all found this a little tough, making it difficult to enjoy the fantastic flavour of the beef.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Repollitos de Brusela Frito, crispy fried Brussels sprouts with lentils and mint, $14

If you’re a vegetarian, or heaven forbid, a vegan, then I’m sorry, but I don’t think Porteño is the restaurant for you.

Unless of course, you order these incredible Brussels sprouts – one of the most delicious incarnations of this vegetable I’ve ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

This much hated Brassica is transformed at Porteño – deep fried until the leaves are crisp (amping their flavour up to 150%) and tossed with plump lentils and mint.

This dish knocks all other Brussels sprouts out of the park.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Polenta a la Tabla, polenta with Provolone cheese, $14

The Polenta a la Tabla is creamy and smooth. It almost seems light, but don’t let it fool you! The creaminess from the Provolone cheese makes this a decadent side dish, and its spiked with a generous drizzle of Chimichurri, which I hear is the usual accompaniment for this cheese in parts of South America.

Porteno, Surry Hills

Our dishes are quickly cleared and we begin to contemplate dessert while still ogling the roasted meats on offer…

Porteno, Surry Hills

Postre Chaja, South American style Pavlova, $14

My favourite from the desserts we tried was the Postre Chaja, a meringue topped dessert featuring layers of soft sponge cake, creamy custard, sweet mango, and a surprising salted peanut caramel.

It’s like no other Pavlova I’ve ever tried, but easily one of the best desserts I had in Sydney. Magnificent!

Porteno, Surry Hills

Piña Colada spider, pineapple soda and coconut-rum ice cream, $14

Neither J nor Craig could go past the Piña Colada spider, which reminded me very much of its namesake cocktail.

The frothy icecream layer was a blast from the past reminding me how much I used to love making lemonade and even orange (Fanta) spiders as a kid!

Porteno, Surry Hills

Leche Quemada, burnt milk custard with orange jam and chocolate ice cream, $14

Caroline went for the Leche Quemada, which featured a deeply caramelised custard over a tart orange jam (reminded me of marmalade). The creamy chocolate ice cream and the crunchy sugared popcorn added to the Jaffa effect of this dessert, satisfying the need for creamy chocolate and a sugary crunch.

Porteno, Surry Hills

As I rolled out of Porteño, I was a little sad to leave, knowing it would be some time before we could visit again. It was lovely to share such a memorable meal with our new friends.

Any future trips to Sydney will definitely mean a return to Porteño – but to secure a table, I’ll most definitely need a posse. Any takers? :P

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For the full menu and reservations, visit Porteño’s website

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Lumiere Cafe and Patisserie, Surry Hills

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!

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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.

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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.

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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.

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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!

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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.

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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 ;)

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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.

Lumiere Cafe and Pattiserie

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!

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Read TFP’s post about Lumiere Cafe

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Izakaya Fujiyama, Surry Hills

What do three hungry food bloggers and the super-patient fiance of one of said bloggers order when visiting Izakaya Fujiyama? The tuna jaw. Naturally.

We joined Grab Your Fork at Izakaya Fujiyama, a new Japanese Izakaya located in leafy Surry Hills.

Asazuke, $4.50

We started with a bowl of Asazuke, a salt-cured jumble of crunchy cabbage, cucumber and carrot. I loved the tangy strips of crisp cabbage leaves, fragranced with a smoky sweetness from the addition of sesame oil.

Omakase sashimi plate, $24.50

Next to arrive was the beautifully plated Omakase sashimi plate, the Chef’s special of the day.

I could see J’s eyes light up when he spotted the ribbons of silky smooth salmon, kingfish, mackrel and tuna.

We enjoyed the cool fish with thinly grated daikon and fresh wasabi. Everytime I taste fresh wasabi, I find myself wondering why anyone bothers with the reconstituted “post mix” kind!

Kenji’s fried chicken, $13.50

Kenji’s Fried Chicken ticks all the boxes, if you ask me. We swooped on the sizzling chicken like magpies, enjoying the crunchy pieces with house made ‘Kewpie’ mayonnaise.  A drizzle of lemon juice added some welcome acidity, cutting through the richness of each mouthful. 

Crispy pork belly with yuzu pepper, $24.50

If only you could have seen the gleeful looks on our faces when this beautiful crispy pork arrived!

I was pleased to find generous chunks of meltingly tender pork beneath the crisp golden tiles of crackling. The tender meat was delicious with a smidgen of the tangy and hot yuzu pepper paste.

Teriyaki beef kalbi, $28.50

When I spotted the Teriyaki beef kalbi on the menu, I knew we had to try it.

Beef ribs are a favourite of mine, and these didn’t disappoint. Marinated in sticky sweet Teriyaki sauce and grilled to bronzed perfection, these ribs were beautifully tender and moreish.

You’ll need to fight it out to see who gets to enjoy the tender beef straight off the bone, Flintstones style.

 Tuna jaw, $38

The Tuna Jaw is a foodie’s scavenger hunt. It’s quite a sight, arriving on its own chopping block, with an astringent mound of freshly grated daikon on the side. Two bowls of dipping sauces are also provided, adding a kick of umami salty savoury goodness to each bite.

We dispense with all table manners and go for the gold, aiming to extract the tastiest morsels from the jaw.

It’s messy work, but it’s worth it. With a little patience, and the help of our trusty chopsticks, it’s easy to uncover tender pieces of tuna that are slick with a collagen-rich natural glaze.

And don’t forget the crispy wings – like fishy crisps, they are absolutely worth trying!

Fujiyama Jaffa, $13.50

It’s a struggle to make it to the end, but even so, we carried on. To end our evening, we decide to share the Fujiyama Jaffa.

This pretty dessert features frozen chocolate cake, a light yoghurt ice cream and smooth chocolate ‘yogo’. Sour and sweet cumquat sauce is drizzled over the dish with a sprinkling of sweetened popcorn.

A great end to a really memorable meal!

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Breakfast at Bourke Street Bakery, Surry Hills

Bourke Street Bakery

We visited Bourke Street Bakery on Saturday morning.

They say the early bird gets the worm – clearly, there’s a lot of early birds in Surry Hills.

Fresh juice at Bourke Street Bakery

Fresh orange juice $3.30, lemonade $2.50

It was a warm morning. The first thing on my mind besides food was a cold drink. TFP chose a freshly squeezed orange juice, and I chose a fresh lemonade.

Ham and cheese croissant, soy flat white

Ham and cheese croissant $5, soy flat white $3

J and I decided to pick two items to share. For the savoury component, we shared a toasted ham and cheese croissant. I enjoyed the flaky, buttery cheese and ham filled croissant with a soy flat white. The coffee was magnificent – creamy, strong, and not at all bitter.Ham and cheese croissant

I quite liked how steam rolled the croissant looked. Presumably using a sandwich press is a quicker option for this busy bakery cafe. The orders were flying out to meet the demand of the many hungry customers both inside and out.

Chicken pie and orange juice

Chicken pie $5, fresh orange juice $3.30

TFP picked her usual bakery go-to, a chicken pie.

Chicken pie innards shot

Bourke Street Bakery makes their pie using a hearty stew, packed to the brim with chunks of chicken, and a colourful mix of peas and sweet potatoes. Everything is bound together in a light tomato-based sauce, a welcome departure from the sometimes gluey white sauce concoctions that many other bakeries use.
Pear danish

Pear danish $4

For the sweet component of our shared brekkie, J also picked a fresh pear danish. The pear was tender and fragrant, with a natural sweetness I really enjoyed. A light custard was sandwiched between it and the flaky pastry. Scrumptious.

It was gone too soon, and I soon found myself wishing we also picked up the strawberry and rhubarb version that was available that morning.

Chillaxing outside Bourke Street Bakery

There’s some seating available outside, but on a busy day, you’ll need to be prepared to wait. Alternatively, there’s a lush green park across the road that would serve well for a baked goods picnic!

Just be sure to arrive early, or you’ll be faced with a bit of a wait! The line dispersed while we ate – only to grow again as we were leaving.

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Lunch at Cafe Ish, Surry Hills

Oh Reuben ish, you make me drool.

One of the Sydney places that was on our ‘to eat’ list from the start was Cafe Ish, in Surry Hills.

Owned and run by chef Josh Nicholls (@cafeish) and his wife Ai, Cafe Ish is a standout local lunch venue by day, and an Izakaya by night, offering a really unique spin on Japanese and native Australian flavours.

TFP visited Cafe Ish for breakfast on her last visit to Sydney and missed out on the Kara age Crab Omelette. With thoughts of crispy soft shell crab on the brain for over twelve months, she vowed that she had to have a Kara age Crab Omelette this time round. You can read about her last visit at her blog.

TFP and the Japanese Lemonade

 A love of all things Japanese is evident throughout Cafe Ish’s menu, including the drinks.  TFP enjoyed a somewhat explosive run in with a bottle of Japanese Lemonade (Ramune).

Ramune features a fun, but a little annoying, Codd-neck bottle, which uses a marble and rubber gasket to seal in the drink. You have to use the supplied pink ‘plunger’ to push down the stopper, which in turn pushes down a glass marble, opening the drink.

I chose a much less exciting, but still delicious, freshly squeezed orange juice.

With lots of interesting options on the cocktail menu, J eventually settled on an Aussie Geisha. 

Kara age Crab Omelette, $24
(also available in a lunch set with rice and miso soup for $16.50)

Here’s the dish we all came to see. The famous Kara age Crab Omelette. Kara age soft-shell crab and chunks of soft avocado are swaddled in a light omelette, and drizzled with a garlic, chili, ginger and soy dressing.

I really enjoyed the chunks of beautifully beautifully crisp soft-shelled crab and the creamy avocado.

The light omelette was simple – a perfectly executed Asian-style omelette, with the eggs lightly beaten, helping to ensure a light (not rubbery) texture with the perfect crispy edges.

Ai’s Freaking Awesome Fried Chicken (lunch set), $14.50

J absolutely had to try Ai’s Freaking Awesome Fried Chicken. With a name like that, who could blame him?

Later, Josh told us that the recipe for this chicken was discovered by his wife Ai after a Chicken Kara age craving – it’s a dish he doesn’t make, so she was left to her own devices.

The recipe and resulting chicken was so good it’s become part of the menu at Ish, served with an extremely tasty mix of fried shallots and soft slices of vinegary pickled garlic. We asked for the scoop on the garlic (amazing), but unfortunately, it remains an Ish secret ;)

Reuben ish, $9.50, with a side of fries and wasabi mayo, add $3.50

I love corned beef. I love sauerkraut. I have no idea where this love comes from, as these weren’t foods of my childhood, but there’s big love there.

Unsurprisingly, the first thing that jumped out at me from the menu was the Reuben ish, and I’m so glad I tried it!

Of course, I ordered the extra side of fries…because I couldn’t not have them. They were delicious dipped in the house made creamy wasabi mayo.

Cafe Ish’s version of this New York deli classic involves aniseed myrtle corned free range Wagyu sandwiched with braised cabbage, cheese, seeded mustard, and a light smear of bush tomato aioli.

The corned beef was oh so tender, with an unsual, but totally moreish tang from being simmered with the aniseed myrtle. I thought this really gave this Reuben an edge, cutting through the rich flavours.

I loved the braised cabbage, which was tender, sweet and slightly tangy, complementing the Wagyu perfectly.

We were pretty well stuffed after our meals, but we couldn’t turn down the offer of a hot chocolate or Cafe Ish’s signature Maccacino.

I’d be a happy girl if I lived in Surry Hills. This coffee was outstanding, and even after my amazing sandwich, I found myself contemplating another – it was that good. Cafe Ish uses a signature blend of wattle and macadamia in every maccacino, imparting a delectably rich, nutty flavour to their already great coffee.

Hot drinks come with a mini-Snickerdoodle, also made by Josh’s team – which we gobbled up greedily. (I love Snickerdoodles. Note to self: make Snickerdoodles!)

After hearing about Cafe Ish after TFP’s last visit, the bar was set high – I’m very pleased to report that my first experience lived up to the expectations!

If you notice the sign outside which proclaims ‘no sushi!’, you might find yourself second guessing.

Cafe Ish offers a completely unique take on cafe dining with their mix of native Australian  and Japanese.

Unusual, yes. Delicious? You bet. Worth a try – definitely.

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Breakfast at Bills, Surry Hills

We woke up on our second morning in Sydney with only one thing in mind – breakfast.

And it wouldn’t have been a visit to Sydney without breakfast at Bills, the Sydney institution that made breakfast the meal du jour, thanks to Bill Granger’s creamy scrambled eggs and fluffy hotcakes. For the moment, I’ll ignore the inability to use an apostrophe correctly (but my finger will itch to hit the apostrophe every time I type ‘Bills’).

Bills own organic coffee from single origin roasters, soy flat white, $4.40

We sat at a sunny table outside and got down to business. J and I both started with coffees, and TFP enjoyed a freshly squeezed orange juice.

Freshly squeezed orange juice, $6.50

At $6.50 a glass, Bill’s OJ is not the cheapest around, but it certainly was tasty (I ordered one after my coffee). Every thrifty cell in my being was screaming ‘$6.50?!’ but after tasting it, I didn’t mind so much. Bill’s OJ is sweet, definitely freshly squeezed, and with all offending pulp strained out. Worth it. 

Scrambled eggs with sourdough toast, $13.50

J had to order Bill’s famous scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs are one of the dishes which made Bill’s breakfast famous, and it’s no wonder. They’re light and creamy, with a soft curdy texture – without being too set or unpleasantly runny.

Don’t let the picture above fool you. They look almost well done, but they yield easily, having been made with lashings of cream. I’ve checked out Bill’s recipe, and he instructs cooks to avoid over-stirring, to aim for softly folded curds.

These eggs are perfect with the hearty sourdough toast served alongside.

Sweet corn fritters with roast tomato, spinach and bacon, $18.50

TFP chose another Bills classic – the sweet corn fritters, which were served with roasted tomato, fresh spinach and bacon.  

These fritters were bound in a light batter with no sogginess in sight. I must try Bill’s recipe – they really showcased the sweet flavour of the corn.

Ricotta hotcakes with fresh banana, honeycomb butter and maple syrup, $17.50

I wouldn’t say I’m usually a sweet breakfast kinda gal. Sure, I like a pancake as much as the next person, but I’m generally more inclined to be ravenous and will usually pick a full English (or similar). 

On my first ever visit to Bills, I decided it was time to dispense with my “usual” and go with my gut. And my gut was telling me it had to be hotcakes.

The description of fresh banana (so elusive since Cyclone Yasi) and drool-worthy honeycomb butter was simply too hard to resist.

The hotcakes were feather-light and fluffy, and if I were more of a guts, I would have surely ordered another round. The sweet combination of honeycomb butter, fresh banana and sticky maple syrup was perfect.

Sidenote: I’ve just spotted the recipe for the hotcakes on Chocolate Suze’s blog and am now hatching plans to make some of my own this weekend…yum :)

All in all, a lovely meal, which is now firmly cemented in my mind as the quintessential Sydney breakfast.

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For information about other locations around Sydney and overseas, visit Bills website

Hey Juji, don’t you live in Perth? What’s with all the Sydney posts?

My sister TFP, my fiance J and I recently went on a ten day holiday to Sydney. Food was high on our agenda, and we visited lots of great places.
I’ll be posting the highlights from each day, so stay tuned!

Read about our other food adventures in Sydney