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.
A good eggs benedict is a must on any brunch menu. And whilst God’s Creation does offer the classic bacon variety as well as a prosciutto, you’ll also find the familiar poached egg and hollandaise combo on their fancier salmon or scallop breakfast options.
If it’s the satisfying oozing egg yolk and creamy hollandaise that you’re after, you won’t be disappointed. But it’s the other components of our Salmon di Panarea that really steal the show.
You won’t find the usual serve of bread underneath the egg here. Instead, there’s a slab of zucchini, grilled to a light char. A bit of an oddity at first, but it works. And really well too! (plus, veggies on any dish always gets the dietitian tick of approval).
Don’t worry, you still get your serve of carbs from the house made salmon hash. It’s a delightful balance of fluffy potato mash and salmon, lightly crumbed with a crisp exterior.
But the real highlight is the crispy skinned salmon, which is seriously perfection. Soft and moist throughout, even my mum who never likes salmon was full of compliments.
The very straight to the point name of this dish does not really do the dish any justice. Seriously. Is this not the one of the most beautiful risotto you’ve seen?
But it’s not just about looks here, the rice is cooked with an al dente chew and the creamy pumpkin sauce holding it together without being too soupy or dry. Topped with four plump and juicy pan seared scallops, and a good measure of parmesan, there’s no shortage of flavour either!
The attention to detail in their plating is not only reserved for their fancier dishes. Even our waffles, served with the usual suspects of berries, syrup and chocolate sauce, come complete with intricately carved apple slices, a sprinkle of green leaves and flowers to add the wow factor.
We’re already eyeing the rest of their brunch menu, for our next visit. But keep in mind their brunch is only available on weekends. Although judging by the quality of their brunch, their dinner is also something you won’t want to miss either!