There are just some times when you want a break from your norm and try something new. Sure, everyone has their fallback options be it near or far from their home which are trusty places to dine, but it’s also nice to discover somewhere new that may just become one of those fallback options.
This is how Monsieur Poisson and I find ourselves at Citrus Café one Sunday, and we are drawn in by that love of mine – the all-day breakfast. The prices indicated on the menu at the doorway are also very reasonable. I have a chamomile tea to start and, for $12.90, Monsieur Poisson orders the ‘Country Breakfast’ which, for its price, includes tea or coffee and a small juice along with toast, bacon, eggs and grilled tomato.
And, my goodness, the toast is seriously thick-cut and there are two large full rashers of bacon!
I’ve been roped in by the sound of the ‘Vegetarian Breakfast’ which has Turkish toast with fresh ricotta topped with spinach, sautéed mushrooms, asparagus segments, stewed red onion, poached eggs, Hollandaise and rocket.
At only $13.90 I am quite surprised when a small mountain of food is served to me and I dig into all the vegetables happily. The eggs are a little over-poached but the Hollandaise has a nice twang. The onion is a bit of a let-down as it’s greasy and there is way too much of it, however the ricotta is wonderful squished onto the Turkish bread.
Citrus Café is seriously good value with the large serves of food. We saw plenty of other people enjoying breakfast items even though it was early afternoon. Most people had food left over on their plates so my advice is definitely to share!
227 King St (near cnr Hordern St), Newtown NSW
Tel: (02) 9557 3582
Opening Hours: 7 days breakfast, lunch & dinner