Reuben Hills, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25 (re-review)

Reuben Hills

It has only been three weeks since we reviewed Reuben Hills but when a friend suggested it I was hardly going to say “no”.  A word of advice: get there at 9:30am or prior.  Any later and you will be joining the queue outside.

Little has changed to the rating this time around.  Let’s just say it was well worth the return!

Mint and lavender tea

 The high altitude mint and lavender tea ($3.50) impressed with its gorgeous aroma and flavour.

Filtered coffee

An addition to the beverage menu this time was the Nicaragua El Lemoncilla ($5).  It’s nice to see the in-house roasting of different beans coming into effect.  We opted for a cup of the Rwanda Cup of Excellence 2011 filtered coffee ($5).  Very strong in flavour, we actually recommend filtered coffee with some milk on the side.  Any bean lover will enjoy their visit to RH.


One of the dishes we vowed to come back to try – the trifle ($12).  Beautifully presented in layers of honey & orange blossom yoghurt, muesli and berries in orange syrup, this delectable breakfast comes as a decent sized serving overflowing with perfectly harmonised flavours.  Share it or protect it, you won’t regret it.

Spice grilled chicken fillet

Behold… the main reason for returning to RH: the spice grilled chicken fillet ($15).  Served between sweet and soft brioche, with a crunchy coleslaw mix and chipotle mayonnaise to die for, this is a must try.

Soft corn tortillas

One of the many dishes with South American influence is the soft corn tortillas ($16).  Despite the region of origin, the textures and flavours reminded both myself and one of my guests of Indian cuisine.  The adobo pepper salsa packs a spicy hit.  There is lots of sweet potato, chicken with lime & ginger and onion which combine well but overall I found the dish slightly on the small side.  Oh well, luckily RH specialises in some breakfast desserts…

Doggs breakfast

The Doggs breakfast ($9) is one of two ice cream sandwiches available, the other being the give a Dogg a bone (raspberry ice cream sandwich with melted marshmellow, $9).  Brownie on the outside, ice cream inbetween and dulce de leche (a South American caramel) to compliment.  This is a sweet tooth’s delight.  We prefer the dulce de leche at Café con Leche as it was not as rich but the Doggs breakfast comes highly recommended.


For something lighter the Milhoja (literally mil – thousand, hoja – layer or sheet, $5.50) this is a dessert that was not on the menu two weeks ago.  Thin layers of light and puffy pastry and dulce de leche, it is delicate and well worth the resulting icing sugar moustache!
Two weeks and already some new and exciting items on the menu.  Do yourself a favour and get to RH.  If you try the black sesame or espresso & white chocolate milkshakes ($6.50), let us know what you think!
Taste: StarStarStarStar
Service: StarStarStarStar
Atmosphere: StarStarStarStarStar
Value: StarStarStar

Overall Rating: 22/25

Website: and
Phone: 9211 5556
Address:  61 Albion Street, Surry Hills, 2010

Payment Options: Credit card, EFTPOS, cash

One response to “Reuben Hills, Surry Hills – Rating: 22/25 (re-review)

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