Not being from the area, I don’t hang around in Balmain very often, but it’s seems to be quite the spot for brunch. There seems to be no shortage of delicious food options, and in an area densely populated with trendy cafes you’ll be spoilt for choice for brunch.
Which naturally makes it hard for newcomers to standout. But it’s hard to miss God’s Creation, with their bright aqua green exterior.
It’s by no means the only standout, and we can already tell we’re in for a bit of a treat when we start reading through the menu. With options like Prosciutto Omelette, scallop deluxe and black truffle toast it’s much fancier than your average neighbourhood cafe fare.
We’ve landed at God’s Creation today, thanks to an invite from Dr Social and God’s Creation and we honestly could not be more thankful for the invite to pull us out of the comfort zone of our own hood.
The Salmon di Panarea ($20)
$25 is pretty standard for the price of brunch in Sydney.
It will probably get you a big breakfast in most cafés, or an eggs benny and drink, or perhaps a slightly more substantial lunch dish. But if you want to take your $25 further, you’ve got to visit Bare Grill.
For those of us hanging out in the ‘burbs, it’s not often that we get up to anything exciting after work- we don’t get the luxury of walking out of the office on Friday night, straight into the night life like the city dwellers! So when Left of Field announced their ‘Queen’s Feast’, a dinner collab with N2 Gelato, we couldn’t get out hands on those tickets quickly enough!We’re used to Left of Field by day, but with Queen tunes blaring out of speakers, and a dinner set up complete with tablecloths and blankets, it’s a completely different vibe at night!
Freddie Mercury Chilly
You don’t find too many cafés with a simple name like Arthur Street Cafe anymore.
It’s simple and straight to the point. Just like the café itself.
Acai Smoothie Bowl
You won’t find anything gimmicky or particularly whacky on their single paged menu, but it’s simple classic café offerings are are what make it a local favourite.
We score an outdoor table, but there’s plenty of seating indoors if you prefer to stay out of the sun. But we’re liking the nice relaxed suburbian vibe. There’s kids playing throw and catch across the road and occasional dog walkers but it’s mostly quiet. It almost feels like I’m sitting on my front lawn.
Savoury Corn Waffle ($16.80)
Although Rhodes can feel like it’s in the middle of nowhere, it works well for a work location. Walks by the foreshore make for relaxing lunchtimes, and there’s no shortage of good cafés for us to try. I’ve written about how much I’m loving Bare Witness, and right across from it, Left of Field is another café we’re loving just as much!
Salad of spring vegetables ($18)