After countless visits and numerous reviews (1, 2, 3, 4), I’m back again at one of my favourite spots. Café Morso’s polished menu and second-to-none kitchen has impressed again. Most things that need to be said have been covered before so I’ll simply move on with the review!
Little Marionette coffee ($4) is expertly prepared here no matter how you prefer it. The cold drip is also $4 and my guest loved the more subtle tones of her cup served with ice while I loved the super hot flat white which exhibited deep tones despite being a white coffee.
The banana smoothie ($7.50) is prepared how I think they should be; a pronounced fresh banana flavour with honey and cinnamon for an added boost with ice cold milk and yoghurt. Consistency was spot on.
The house made toasted muesli ($14) was a great rendition with a wide variety of fruits, seeds and nuts as well as honey labneh, poached pear and rhubarb compote. Even such a simple dish has obviously had a lot of work and love put into it with enough of a twist to make it very unique.
Free range eggs ($12) are available scrambled, fried or poached but when it comes to eggs at Morso I would also choose to have them scrambled. No-one does them quite like this establishment with a creamy consistency and good amount of seasoning. It’s served with Sonoma whole wheat toast.
The sauteed wild mushrooms ($18) are also served with scrambled eggs but they’re truffled this time. The mushrooms are a herbivore’s delight as they’re chunky, bountiful and prepared to the point where they’re cooked through and very juicy. The truffle isn’t too overpowering and combines well with the ‘shrooms.
Even the Israeli baked eggs ($18) is served slightly differently. It’s based around a smokey tomato and capsicum ragout but features a soft and fluffy goats cheese mousse. The eggs were cooked through whereas I think that they should have been slightly under. It looks like a small dish but this piping hot pan holds enough when combined with the toast to settle most stomachs.
One of my guests is the sandwich, roll or wrap king. If it’s breakfast that can be picked up, he’s all over it and the bacon & fried egg focaccia ($15) gets his tick of approval. The stack of bacon with two eggs, shallots and tomato relish put a grin on his face so I couldn’t ask for much else.
Probably my favourite breakfast dish in Sydney. The risotto ($19) at Morso is heaven on a plate for me thanks especially to the combination of gruyere and hollandaise which make for a creamy, stringy and rich combination. The smoked pork is plentiful and the spinach adds the bitterness that such a strong dish needs. It doesn’t get much better than this for me.
One of the breakfast specials was chilli jam braised pork cheeks ($17) which is served with a potato rosti and crispy fried egg. The fragrant and rich sauce is something that you’re normally more likely to find in a dinner dish and reminded me of an osso bucco but regardless of the time of day it was absolutely delicious. The pork pulled apart at the slighted touch of my fork. The downside about such a saucy dish was that the potato rosti had a soft exterior as opposed to a crunchy one. The soft potato within absorbed it beautifully though.
One of my favourite sweet dishes in Sydney, the orange pancakes ($14) have changed slightly in that they now come with a cherry and apple compote. It’s a heavily cherry-based component with a slight tartness from the apple. The pancakes retain their orange hint and the combination is heavenly.
With seating on the wharf, on their desk or inside, your choice of seating is varied but wherever you end up and no matter what you order, I can guarantee a breakfast worth returning for.
Overall Rating: 23.5/25
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