I got my act together and got myself to Circa Espresso. Wait, technically, my first visit was on ANZAC Day but silly me didn’t read Circa Espresso’s tweets advising that they were going to be closed for the day. I rocked up to this empty and locked up garage and was devastated. Anyway, so I finally got the chance to see what all the buzz was about!
It was a gorgeous Sunday and the boy and I drive locally to Parramatta for some food to put in our bellies. I knew that it was going to be busy, but not as busy as it was when we arrived! The place was filled with people. All seats had a butt on it and you know what? Everyone had a smile on their face. Circa must be doing something right!
I start with a skim cap. This has honestly got to be one of the best coffees I have had. It’s got a real coffee flavour that just goes down so smoothly. Amazing.
Avocado on sourdough toast with sea salt, cracked petter, fetta cheese and herbs
While we were waiting for our table, we saw someone have this and it looked devine so no matter what we had ordered, this was going to be part of our order. As simple as it looks (and yes, you could so totally make this at home), it was beautiful. Bread was toasted so that it gave a crunch yet still retained its fluffiness on the inside, with creamy ripe avocado, that hint of sea salt, freshly cracked pepper and the tart fetta cheese. A perfect combination.
Sadly, I don’t know the exact name of this roll as the menu was taken off the site and for the fact that the Circa menu is changing every so often. From what I can recall, this roll included bacon, eggs, chargrilled capsicum and an aioli type sauce. It was a great breakfast roll but the boy could have gotten something a little less traditional.
House Baked Beans with chorizo, smoked hock & toast
I opt for the house baked beans! What a fantastic choice it was. The baked beans were so incredibly tasty – the chorizo and smoked hock definitely had a part to play. It had a gorgeous rich flavour which wasn’t too overwhelming. The piece of toast sure is hidden so I completely forgot about it when the dish came out, but it was definitely needed.
What an amazing feed this was. Great food, affordable prices and buzzing atmosphere. All factors that make a dining experience more enjoyable! There was one down side to my visit to Circa, I was upset that I didn’t get the baked eggs in the pan, which everyoneeeeee around me was getting. Not to worry, I know what I’m getting next time. Watch out Circa, I’m coming atcha!
21 Wentworth Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Tel: +61 4147 7812