Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Desayuno in the Hills

Ah...avocado on toast. Such a simple classic, yet Reuben Hills seem to really make it a special treat. On Sunday, mine was served with a caremelised half lime on the side to drizzle on top and plenty of sea salt to sprinkle. This is just one of the many delights on offer at South American/Spanish fusion brunch spot Reuben Hills. I would also recommend the baked eggs which are spiced to delicious perfection and served with either jamon or goats curd.

Of course the coffee is to die for, but for non coffee lovers with a sweet tooth you'd be well advised to try Reuben's salted caramel shake.

Then there is the doggs breakfast for dessert. Order it. That is all I have to say! 

You may have to put your name on a wait list but if it's a sunny Saturday or Sunday this won't seem to matter as you watch the residents of Sydney's trendy Surry Hills stroll on by. 

¡Buen Apetito! 

What: Reuben Hills
Where: 61 Albion St Surry Hills 2010
When: Monday-Saturday: 7am-4pm, Sunday: 8am-4pm
How: A 10-minute stroll from the Eddy Ave exit of Central Station

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Le French Touch

Having returned to Sydney a year ago after almost four years spent living in France, I often have a longing to speak and hear the French language, and I was not disappointed when I brunched this morning at Sur Bourke in Darlinghurst. This delightful little café is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, although centrally located a stone's throw away from Taylor Square.

My friend and I enjoyed a delicious meal of sourdough topped with ricotta, smoked salmon and avocado, and although this in itself doesn't seem particularly French the café does serve sweet treats such as canelés – a traditional French dessert from Bordeaux – and macarons (among others).

There are also some really cute touches to the décor including hanging berets and bicycles, and the staff is charming to top it all off!

What: Sur Bourke Espresso Bar
Where: 266 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst
When: Monday-Friday: 7am-4pm, Saturday: 8am-4pm, Sunday: 9am-2pm
How: A 15 to 20-minute stroll through Hyde Park from Town Hall Station or a 5-minute walk from Taylor Square