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)
House made Lemon Tea
I have enough trouble choosing from one pager brunch menus, so if you’re ever caught dining me with at Vietnamese, I sincerely apologise in advance for the length of time you’ll be waiting for me to decide on what to order. Especially when there’s a menu as enticing as the one at I Love Pho.
It might be a bit of a cheesy name, but it voices my thoughts exactly. I mean, who doesn’t like Pho?
Warm Rice Paper Roll ($7.60)
The Winter weather has well and truly arrived. And as much as I loathe cold wintery mornings, it does mean perfect weather for hot pot!
Seriously, is there anything that screams warmth and comfort quite like a pot of hot soup bubbling away right in front of you? (If there is, I’d love to know!)
We’re loving the abundance of hot pot options that have popped up over the past couple of years. One of the newcomers in this area is Yuan’s Hot Pot. And because hot pot is not complete without good company, we’re here with a group of fellow passionate foodies that is the FCBA for a delicious lunch feed. And we sure left feeling satisfied!
$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.
With such a unique name, there’s probably not many Sydneysiders who havent heard of Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously. And whilst the idea of tailored coffee doesn’t appeal to me (I’m not a big coffee drinker), I am a huge fan of their menu, so when I was particularly excited to try our their new menu with some foodie friends when FCBA invited me along.
Havenly Affogato with Vanilla Bean or Matcha Ice-cream $ 6 (top left, bottom right)
It’s been a while since my last visit so the menu has changed quite a bit, although the classic favourites are still there, along with some creative new options.
But first, drinks.
If dessert for breakfast is not your thing, then I’d suggest staying away from the Havenly Affogato. But if you’ve got a crazy sweet tooth like me, then this is the drink to order. I say drink, but this version of affogato is much more of a dessert than a drink, with an impressively large serve of ice cream (two scoops!)