Our guest tries the apple & cinnamon bircher ($9). The fruit includes strawberry, watermelon kiwi, organic yoghurt and honeycomb as a bonus. The fruit is fresh and the portion is a decent size. The honeycomb is the standout, sweet and delicious.
It’s good to see the iconic dish has remained. The crab omlette ($24) kara age soft shell crab, avocado, shallot with garlic, chilli, soy and ginger sauce is still one of our Sydney on Sunday all time favourites. It’s quite salty for a breakfast dish, but let’s admit that it’s almost lunch by the time we make it out so it’s good to have a filling savoury dish. The crab lives up to its ‘soft’ description and the lime combines with the chilli and soy perfectly. We highly recommend it!
Burger lovers will drool at the options available. They are mostly based on the cheeseburger (beef pattie, cheese, pickles, ketchup, grilled onion, $5) and they only get larger from there: double ($9), triple ($13), bacon ($6), double bacon ($11), triple bacon ($16).
The Hawaiian ($16) and tofu ($6) are the other options. But why not spice up your burger by adding some toppings?! Classic (lettuce and tomato), Japanese (pickled dakion, carrot, cabbage and wasabi mayonnaise), Italian (rocket, tomato, aioli, balsamic and parmesan) or Aussie (roasted beetroot, free range egg, free range bacon, lettuce and tomato).
These all sound fantastic but Dane had his sights set on a double bacon cheeseburger. He fancies himself a bit of a burger aficionado and on a few points this burger failed to deliver. The sauce, abundance of cheese and soft but toasted bun were great as was the grilled onion which added a nice sweetness. The letdown was the patties themselves. Yes they were pure beef and get a tick there but they were lacking in seasoning and flavour. The bacon also needed some more grilling. There are other burger joints we would rather visit but we’re willing to return to try some of the other burger toppings.
The layout and furniture don’t add much to the atmosphere. When we visit, the walls are quite bare with nothing hanging on them. The jukebox and bottles of candy are a nice touch but it takes more than a few items to add some atmosphere.
The kitchen is open and in the middle of the room so we leave smelling like a barbecue. Go for the food rather than for a relaxing morning! It will be interesting to revisit in a few months when it has grown up a little.
Redfern is the new black at the moment. Check out a few of our other café reviews in the area: The Fern, Tripod, Pitt St Diner, and Café Ella.
Overall Rating: 15.5/25
Phone: 9699 8828
Address: 105 Regent Street, Redfern, 2016
Payment Options: Cash
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