It was another sunny day in Sydney and I was off to explore Mosman and Balmoral Beach. I don’t really go to the north shore that often since I live in Lidcombe. Of course this outing would involve brunch, specifically at The Mews Mosman. I’m really going to miss the beautiful Australian cafes and brunches when I leave. :( They have a lot of outdoor seating and they were still quite busy at 2pm.
On this occasion I was feeling a bit healthier and wanted something vegetarian although the Ricotta Hotcake was a very tempting choice. The Grilled Halloumi Stack came with spiced eggplant, heirloom tomato, cucumber, tomato relish, coriander, crispy quinoa, grilled halloumi, green balsamic, poached egg and sourdough toast. I actually really like eggplant now although I used to hate it due to the mushy texture but I’ve found ways to accept it into my life. I like it deep fried, grilled or served with some sort of spicy sauce. In this instance, the spiced eggplant was delightful and I enjoyed the array of different veggies.
There were two pieces of grilled halloumi here and they gave the dish some texture as they were quite chewy. The halloumi also added some saltiness to the dish to balance it out and the tomato relish was creamy and tangy. At first I didn’t know what it was as it kind of looked like pureed squash. Also after reading the menu description again as I’m writing this, I don’t think I noticed any crispy quinoa?
I took a mini vacay down to Melbourne for 3 days this week! I’ve heard all about their famous brunch and coffee so I had a hard time deciding where to go. However, none of them could possibly be bad! I just wish I could eat more. For one of my brunch stops I went to White Mojo, located in Hardware Lane.
Melbourne is known for their amazing laneways filled with cafes and restaurants. It’s a very lively area to be in and it feels hidden away yet everyone is there. The photo above is just for reference and not where White Mojo is located. Continue reading →
I do all my food research on Instagram so when I was looking up brunch places, I came across Cuckoo Callay. Located just outside Newtown station (literally outside), this cafe was having their 3rd annual bacon festival.
The bacon festival dishes had names that were puns of popular movies like Slumhog Millionaire and Jurrasic Pork. Continue reading →
After having a pretty good experience at Wildebeest for Dine Out Vancouver, I decided to come back and try their brunch. I checked out their brunch menu online and I was pretty excited about it! I can brunch all day everyday.
Tuc Craft Kitchen was serving brunch on weekdays for the last few days of the year before New Year’s Eve so my co-workers and I went there for brunch. We were seated upstairs where it felt more cozy and private. This time I was here to try their chicken and waffles. Tuc Craft Kitchen’s chicken and waffles are mentioned often on various “best of brunch” lists and my friend had also recommended it as well. We trekked here through the wind and rain from our office (ok it was like a good 15min walk) so I hoped it would be worth it!
The Breakfast Table is situated on Broadway and Granville, across from McDonald’s. They specialize in all day breakfast/brunch with an Asian twist.
The inside is painted a robin’s egg blue and there’s a moderate amount of seating. When I went in November, it wasn’t too busy yet around lunch time and there was just a short wait. They can call you or text you when your table is ready so we just went over to Chapters to browse around first.
The menu features various hashes (is this a word?) with different proteins such as fried chicken, beef bulgogi and smoked cosalmon along with more classic dishes like the classic benedict, waffles and French toast.
As I was researching where to eat in Sydney (because that was obviously more important than sightseeing), I noticed that they had so many more brunch places! There are cafes that are just focused on brunch and lunch and they close at night. We need more all day brunch!!! We need to start a petition!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
Foodcraft Espresso and Bakery is known for their famous Tella Ball Shakes and the Nutella one took over the internet last year. The “Tella Ball” is basically a filled doughnut. They are located on the main floor of an apartment complex. They have lots of outdoor seating available but on the day I went, it was super windy. Continue reading →
I was looking for a brunch place that was reasonably priced and I came across Upstairs at Campagnolo. I read about them before but forgot about them. I really wanted to go to Jam Cafe but I didn’t really want to wait. But then again I never do… hahaha
You enter through this green door and go upstairs. They even have a helpful sign. Continue reading →
Originally my friend and I were going to try Twisted Fork for brunch but we were quite turned off by the one hour wait so we headed towards Yaletown in search of another brunch option. We passed by The Flying Pig and surprisingly there was no line up! This was around 1pm. They have three locations now (Yaletown, Gastown, Mount Pleasant) so maybe their customer base is more dispersed now?
We were seated right away and served complimentary Banana Bread which was a nice surprise. The banana bread was sliced thinly and each piece was moist and full of banana flavour. Continue reading →
Lisa Marie is a restaurant/bar and my friend was meeting her friend here so she brought me along too! We didn’t have a reservation so there was a bit of a wait. Almost all their tables are high counters with bar stools. After almost an hour we got a table!
Everything on the brunch menu sounded delicious from the Double Pancake Pork Burger to the Fried Cornish Hen and Cornbread Waffles.
This was the Lamb Shank’n Hash with with sauteed red onions, peppers, potatoes and two sunny side up eggs on top. The dish arrived in a large pan and pretty much any braised meat is good! I only had a small bite of this. Continue reading →