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Belle: I love finding cafe spots that are nestled in tiny suburban streets, because that means less stressful parking during Sunday brunch time. Some of my favourite spots include Revolver and Excelsior Jones.

Brighton the Corner was busy when we arrived, but the staff were very attentive in finding us a seat and taking our orders. With the cafe being so busy on that day, we had to wait quite a while for our food and coffee! Brenda’s soy latte arrived first and it was when she was almost finished with her coffee, that I had to ask a waitress to see whether our coffees were on the way.

We picked our dishes off their all day breakfast menu. I was craving a sweet dish and chose the House made crumplets, caramelised pear & Dulwich Hill honey butter ($14). This was the first time I’ve tried crumplets that are not from the supermarket, and I loved it. The crumplets were crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. The dish was not overly sweet, but well balanced. And the generous amount of butter is a plus. The dish went well with my long black.

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Braised brisket, potato hash, mojo verde, poached egg & onion rings ($17). This dish had a burst of flavour and a good mix of textures that went well together. I particularly liked the awesome crunch from the crisp onion rings. This is definitely on the heavier side of brunch time dining.

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And for a lighter option, Mushrooms, kale, moghrabieh, lemon and thyme butter & sourdough toast ($15). It was the first time I tried moghrabieh, which is often refered to as Lebanese couscous. It had a chewy texture and it reminded me of cooked barley.

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We were satisfied with our meal. It was a shame that when we went to the counter they had charged us for eight cups of coffee! Besides the mishaps, this is a cafe that I would like to re-visit soon.

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49 Palace Street, Petersham, NSW 2049

(02) 9572 6097

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday 7am till 3pm. Saturday and Sunday 8am till 3pm.

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