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Belle: After seeing numerous photos of The Grumpy Barista’s cronut on social media, I made it a mission to get into the store on a Friday afternoon before the weekend crowds. However, my mission was not complete on this particular day. We arrived at 12.30pm and were told that they had already sold out that morning.

This tiny cafe on located on the corner of Audley Street and Sadlier Crescent was packed when we arrived. With their indoor dining space seating approximately twenty or so diners, we had a short wait before grabbing a seat for ourselves, as the staff were not very helpful in accommodating us.

So in order to fill the void for my sweet cravings I decided to order the Affogato ($5), while Ando ordered his usual Large Flat White ($3.5 + $0.5 large). Toby’s Estate beans are used here.

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Although it was already past noon, we decided on having a late brunch session. Smashed avocado on artisan rye spelt with our zesty chili kicked oil dressing ($8.5 + optional feta for $1). A light dish that really needed a bit of acidity and I immediately regret not ordering the additional feta. However I did enjoy the fact that on the plate, there was a a spread of olive oil and dukkah which gave another element to the dish. And true to the menu, the chili did give the dish a bit of a ‘kick’.

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Brekkie roll – chorizo , capsicum, rocket + feta ($9.5) was served on a cutting board with a large bread knife, which I thought it was odd at first, but you really need it to cut into the thick and crunchy bread roll. The combination of the fillings are classic ingredients that will always go hand in hand. I am not sure if it was more ‘brekkie’ or ‘lunch’ roll.
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It is exciting to see more cafes that are popping up around Petersham recently, including Brighton the Corner. I have already planned for my next mission to this cafe, so keep an eye out for a new post because I will be back soon.

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110 Audley Street, Petersham, NSW 2049

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Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 7am till 3pm.

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