Ando: Since we were heading to the airport to drop a family member off, we thought what better way to enjoy this beautiful morning than to have breakfast at Brasserie Bread!
Not familiar with this area, Belle gave directions as I drove down busy Botany Road. I felt guilty thinking about breakfast (carbs and all) as I drove past countless joggers. Hopefully one day I’ll be one of those joggers!
I was thankful to find a car spot directly outside the front door of the classic industrial warehouse. Thank goodness I didn’t have to reverse park! It was a tad chilly when we walked through the door but it was nice to be greeted with the aroma of award-winning organic artisan bread. The first thing I noticed was the large selection of home-made relishes, jams, muesli and olive oils along an extensive range of cookbooks. Samples of bread, jams and olive oils stood there yearning to be eaten and I didn’t hesitate one moment.
We started our meal with three coffees. A large latte, a large soy latte and a large flat white. They use Allpress beans here at the Brasserie Bread Sydney Cafe. Whilst waiting for our meals, I took the time to explore the range of pastries and cakes on offer.
Florentine panini – fried egg, bacon, spinach and hollandaise ($14). Extra eggs for $3. I found the hollandaise creamy but not very rich.
Slow cooked pork and sweet potato has with a poached egg ($16). The soft nature of the sweet potato hash went well with the tender slow cook pork pieces.
Poached eggs with smoked trout and feta on sourdough toast ($15). The feta went well with the smoked trout. Combine it with exceptional sourdough and you’ve got yourself a treat!
Sourdough pancakes with berry compote and honeycomb cream ($15). The pancakes were light and melted in my mouth. The honeycomb cream and berry compote delivered texture and colour. By far the best dish of the day.
A line started to form behind us when we finished our meal. I overheard a few people wanting to sit in the cafe whilst others were waiting for the baking classes to start. I would love to join a class one day and learn the true nature of artisan baking. My time will come.
1737 Botany Road, Banksmeadow, NSW 2019.
1300 966 845
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 7am till 3pm; Saturday and Sunday – 8am till 2pm. Public Holiday – Closed.