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Belle: Before I start, I want to apologise that this is a long long over due post. It has been so long that this blog post covers two separate visits here; for both breakfast and lunch.

When news of Excelsior Jones popped up earlier this year it was on my to do list right away for many reasons. Firstly it was something new in Ashfield that is not associated with dumplings (mind you I love my dumplings). There is ample street parking available as it is located smack bang in the middle of suburbia Ashfield on Queen St and not on busy Liverpool Rd. Lastly, the promise of a juicy burger.

Round 1.

My first visit was for a brunch session, so the promise of the burger had to be delayed. We visited on a quiet weekday for a catchup over coffee and breakfast.

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English Breakfast.

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Soy Latte.excelsior_jones2

Toastie with Black Forest Gypsy Ham, Gruyere, Porvolone ($10). You can never go wrong with this simple meal. It was cooked perfectly with enough crunch.
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Eggs Benediect with Black Forest Gypsy Ham, Hollandaise, Celery Salt ($14). Another classic that you can not go wrong with.
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Pork Hock with Pearl Shallots, Fried Buckwheat, Poached Egg & Fresh Herbs. This was certainly a different breakfast dish. I found the combination odd but it worked well. The egg on top was a nice addition to the meal.
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Round 2.

Another coffee session with a bigger group over some lunch.

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Marinated Zucchini, Haloumi, Glazed Red Onion, Roquette Sandwich ($12 with extra $2 for Ham). This was the first time I tried Marinated Zucchini and it made the sandwich a delight to eat. You get a good trio of sour, bitter and salt. excelsior_jones8

Pastrami Sandwich with Provolone & Green Olive ($10).excelsior_jones9

Rare Roast Beef Sandwich with Onion Chutney, Pickles, Cheddar, Aioli ($13).excelsior_jones10

Soup of the day Onion Soup ($11). This was rather sweet and hard to consume. excelsior_jones11

Cheeseburger with Grass Fed Angus Beef, Gruyere, Tomato Relish, Garlic Aioli, Fried Spuds ($16). The beef was slightly rare inside and it was a perfectly sized burger.excelsior_jones12

Bacon and Egg Sandwich with Capsicum Relish & Ailoli ($10). Another faultless classic.excelsior_jones13

And for round three? I know I will be back here in the near future. And news on their Facebook page has revealed the new Spring Menu will be in this Monday.

Excelsior Jones on Urbanspoon

139a Queen Street, Ashfield, NSW 2131

(02) 9799 3240

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday – 7.30am till 4pm. Saturday and Sunday – 8am till 4pm. Kitchen closes at 3pm.

http://www.excelsiorjones.com

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