After hearing so much about Cafe Ish, it was time I make a trip there myself. I did in fact get the chance to visit during good food month, so there were some Crave Sydney (Sydney International Food Festival) specials. It was a hot Sunday morning and the perfect opportunity for us to grab some brunch.
I opted for the Bush Brekkie Special that was available at the time. There was an option between the Soft Shell Crab Omelette or Emu Eggs, served with a small breakfast Trifle and a Wattle Maccachino for $25 (weekends only).
Instead of the Wattle Maccachino, I asked if I could substitute it for a skinny Latte. I’m not the biggest coffee drinker so I didn’t want to try something so different. I am impressed with the coffee artwork as it almost looks like the one on their website.
As a lover of muesli and yoghurt, I absolutely enjoyed this breakfast trifle. There were 3 distinct layers – yoghurt, a berry compote and house made muesli. I think the compote was a little too sweet but I still enjoyed the trifle very much so. I kept scooping the cup in search for some more.
Without question I opted for the soft shell crab omelette. I first saw it on the chocolatesuze blog and boy was I excited to dig into it. As an omelette, it sure was large, but hey, no complaints from me (or my other half). The egg omlette is almost like a pancake, filled with cripsy kara age soft shell crab, advocado and a garlic, chilli, soy, ginger and lime dressing. I cannot describe to you how delicious that sauce was. I loved how it gave every forkful a party in your mouth. The boy could have licked the plate if it wasn’t inappropriate to do so.
My other half opted for the Big Ish ($24) breakfast – which really was BIG - comprised of two eggs, bacon, tomato, crocodile sausage, mushroom, beans, toast and fried potato mochi. I’ve never seen a plate so full of breakfast foods. Biggie struggled to finish this, but that also may have been because he ate something beforehand. What suprised me the most was the crocodile sausage (not seen in the above image) - it really reminded me of the laos sausages I always eat at laos/thai restaurants. It was a winner for me. I only wish that there was more!
Biggie and I will definitely be making a return for dinner service :)
82 Campbell Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Tel: +61 2 9281 1688