If one is hungover and in the vicinity of Newtown, conveniently down the road from Marly Bar are a couple of great breakfast/brunch/lunch options. We sheepishly grab a table near the sun-filled window one Sunday (let’s be honest) afternoon for an array of brekky, lunch, sweets and just coffee for some.
|Cappuccino from Luxe Bakery|
|Eggs with sourdough, potato hash, baked mushrooms and avocado|
Breakfast for one comes in the form of eggs with sides of choice and huge rafts of toasted sourdough bread. Here there was couple of eggs poached to perfection, a golden potato hash brown, dark baked mushrooms, garnished with a giant sprig of rocket. A big, mostly healthy breakfast with a bit of very necessary greasiness in the potato post night before.
|Alternative angle - see the mushrooms|
The vegetables are a definite high point: the grilled eggplant divinely soft and exuberant with olive oil. The collection of all-sized green and black olives is fun (I liked the big green ones), the pickled gherkin appropriately sour, and their own pickled onion a delicious revelation. There’s also a subtle chunk of a goat’s cheese curd hidden within the vegetables; all sprightly white with tangy flavour.
Even with a constant stream of customers, we could linger and chat without feeling guilty. There's such comfort to be had in the warm, welcoming lap of Luxe Bakery, that I’m actually looking forward to the next weekend morning that I’ll require a bit of comforting.
P.S. The Crave Sydney International Food Festival Night Noodle Markets starts tonight – and going by the looks of the slightly different setup this year, it’s a bigger production. Hopefully this means more seating – I hope the weather starts clearing up in time for a good two weeks.