I feel like I’ve come full circle as my first ever food post was about Big Brekky. Monsieur Poisson and I were most enamoured with this little café after our visit and he was rather jealous that I was, on this occasion, dining there again with Mistress and not him.
We find ourselves in the area as I have a wedding dress fitting nearby to get to following our brunch/lunch date. Perhaps not the wisest of scheduling moves but the bridal store only had afternoon appointments that day and it was getting awfully close to Christmas. Parking is once again easy to find and we are very fortunate to nab a table for two just as a couple of diners vacate. The café is otherwise full around midday and an orderly queue forms at the door soon after we’re seated.
It is a hot day and Mistress quenches her thirst with a rosy hued watermelon juice, while I find it hard to pass up the opportunity of enjoying a flat white made from Campos coffee.
Mistress orders the eggs ‘Atlantic’ which is the ‘Florentine’ I had on my previous visit but with the addition of smoked salmon. Creamy Hollandaise with poached eggs, lightly wilted spinach, smoked salmon on toasted sweet brioche is such a winning combination of complementary flavours and textures.
I go for the ‘Sweetcorn fritters with bacon, avocado, sour cream and tomato salsa’ which we did not get to try previously. It is a very generous serve and I was eating it forever whilst giving my jaw a good workout chewing all the different components. The sour cream and avocado offer creaminess to the sweet fritters and bacon, of course, the saltiness. The salsa is surprisingly fine and flavoursome, tasting more like a chunky dip to be served with crackers or similar rather than your usual juicy salsa.
Water is provided to the table without us needing to ask and we spend a good deal of time catching up on girly gossip. This café really does breakfast and brunch dishes well and I’m looking forward to eating there again soon.
Tel: (02) 9569 8588
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-3pm
Sun & Pub Hols 8am-3pm