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Revolver, Annandale – Rating: 18/25

Revolver

Revolver is a hive of activity when we arrive on Saturday morning.  Lucky for us a group are just leaving so we snap up a table inside.  A range of mouth watering treats are on display as we walk in.  We decide we’ll share a brownie after our breakfast.  There’s a bounteous supply of seating both inside and out but be aware that the crowds do start to swell around 10:30.

Fresh orange, apple and ruby red grapefruit juice

The drinks menu sure is a treat!  Iced coffee and chocolate ($5.50), smoothies ($5.50), frozen fruit frappes ($5.50) and milkshakes ($5.50, add malt for 50c) ensure that there is something for everyone.  Freshly squeezed orange or apple juice ($3.50 is readily available as well as a seasonal special juice ($5.50) which today is ruby red grapefruit.  We try a combination of all three. The bitter kick of the grapefruit is a shock at first but the other flavours help balance it out.

Large skim flat white

The large skim flat white ($4) not only tastes delightful but looks pretty too!

Macchiato

The macchiato ($2.50) is strong and gulped down quickly.

Soy house made spiced chai

The house made spiced chai (regular $4) comes in a small glass with no handles.  It tastes fine but is not a standout in the chai stakes.  We prefer it in a tea cup for aesthetics and practicality (the tea cup below is simply gorgeous!)

Reolver forest fruit organic tea

We also try a fruit of the forest tea ($4) which lives up to its name and is very tasty.  It comes in a glass tea pot and a timer so it can be brewed to perfection.  We enjoy watching the teapot as the water colour gradually changes.  There is a large selection of organic teas available($4).  These include English breakfast, Earl Grey aromatic, Carnivale (hibiscus, rosehip, grape, pineapple, pappaya, lemon peel, mango and coconut), Ginger spice (ginger, lemongrass, calendula flower, rose, orange, cinnamon and sarsaparilla root) and Boost (echinacea, Siberian ginseng, spearmint, ginger and yuzu citron honey).  Based on our tea experience today, we can highly recommend them.

Revolver big breakie

The Revolver big breakie ($16.50) with two eggs baked in housemade beans, honey cured bacon, roast tomato, mushrooms, pork fennel sausage and toast is perfect for a big appetite.  We were thoroughly satistied with the quantity, however the flavours seemed to blend together in the pan.  Even though this is the point of baked dishes, some of the guests at our table prefer their big breakfast components separate.

Revolver vegie big brekie

The Revolver vegie big brekie ($16.50), consisting of two baked eggs in housemade beans, sauteed mushrooms, roast tomato, avocado, Danish fetta, hummus and toast was also a good quantity however the flavours were also lost in a myriad of ingredients.  It looked great and next time we’ll ask them to hold the orange sauce around the outside, the fetta cheese and some of the grilled vegetables.

Eggs Benedict

The eggs Benedict ($15.50) comes highly recommended from a friend who has visited before.  It doesn’t disappoint as it looks and tastes amazing.  Not a sliver  of food is left on the plate.

Scrambled eggs

After looking at other patrons’ scrambled eggs ($14.50), Dane can’t resist ordering his own.  The eggs are served ‘just right’ and topped with roast tomato, avocado and Danish fetta.  This is all hidden beneath a crunchy slice of rye and served with some extra bacon that was ordered on the side.  Despite the number of ingredients, this is a simple dish and Revolver lets the freshness speak for itself.  Other than the pepper, there is very little else in terms of seasoning or herbs… and that’s great!

After a very filling meal we can’t find enough room for brownies or slice.  We’ll have to drop by for morning tea soon to try the amazing looking treats.

At the end of Johnston Street, Annandale there’s a great park on the water.  After a great breakfast at Revolver we recommend going for a bike ride or walk around.  It has great views of the Anzac bridge and dogs are more than welcome.

Taste: StarStarStar
PresentationStarStarStar
Service: StarStarStarStar
Atmosphere: StarStarStarStar
Value: StarStarStar

Overall Rating: 18/25

Address: 291 Annandale Street, Annandale, 2038
Phone: 9555 4727

Payment Options: Credit card, EFTPOS, cash

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