Thursday, 20 June 2013

Devon Cafe - Surry Hills, Sydney

My new favourite place to brunch is the new kid on the block, Devon Cafe. Located a hop, skip and jump away from Central station, it's breathed new life into the lower end of Devonshire street.

The kitchen includes former sous chef from Bistro Guillaume, and the menu is impressive.

The cafe itself is casual, with the front of the cafe decked out with a beechwood table and chairs. Out the back is more seating in a space that has more of a garage/warehouse feel.

There is also an array of tempting baked goods on the counter. I'm always so tempted by those amazing looking peanut butter muffins. One day!

My first visit turns out to be just for a coffee as I arrive during the kitchen close time between 11:30am and noon. My second lunch here is with a bunch of work colleagues, hence no photos but we all enjoyed our pastas immensely.

The breakfast menu looks mighty tempting, and that weekend, I suggest it for a morning catch up with a friend.


The Whole Nine Yards

2 eggs cooked 63', streaky bacon, roasted trussed tomatoes, sausage, wilted spinach and toast

A hearty breakfast with some fresh, tasty produce, especially enjoyed the 63' eggs which reminded me a lot of the Japanese onsen eggs. 

Little Lost Bread

PB & J brioche french toast with banana, nutella, jam and peanut butter ice cream

Oh.My.God. This was all sorts of amazing, between the peanut butter and jelly brioche, and the ridiculously good ice cream, NUTELLA, and the little bits of praline/peanut brittle. Please do yourself a favour and order this. Preferably make your other half or dining companion order something savoury to balance it out. 

Devon also stocks a variety of Rabbit Hole teas - I go for the lavender green which is very nice. Perfect end to the meal, and the pot lasts forever, which is a great for an extended brunch catch up.

My most recent visit is for some lunch and we start with some of the juices in a jar:



Although I am mighty tempted to order the spanner crab pasta again, one of the specials on the board catches my eye and sounds too fabulous to pass up on.

Crispy pork belly

Did someone mention pork belly? Sold. Devon's version includes indulgent celeriac gratin, apple puree and jus.

Spanner crab pasta

Handmade pasta, blue swimmer crab, cherry tomato and garlic

This is absolutely heavenly - light handmade pasta with fresh, sweet crab meat. This appears to be their signature dish and I can definitely see why.

A very welcome addition to Surry Hills and I foresee many more future visits! 

Devon Cafe on Urbanspoon


Sherrie Huang said...

The PB & jelly french toast looks absolutely amazing!! I've got my eyes on that pasta too ;) Gotta try this place out!

Missy Piggy said...

We had a The Little Lost Bread when we went - OMG! The lunch looks good...that pork belly, wow! And the pasta looks good too.

Rachi said...

OMG that Little Lost Bread looks ridiculously amazing! I must get to Sydney soon to check this place out!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

great pics! hehe was good catching up with you today, man that pasta was good!

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

I want a hand on those eggs! Wow. I am impressed. So glad you said it was near the station... lol

milkteaxx said...

gosh everything looks so good.

missklicious said...

Sherrie - The french toast is a must for brekky!

Miss Piggy - Little lost bread was absolutely indulgent! Pasta was great too.

Rachi - Highly recommended for a Sydney visit!

Viv - Always nice catching up and trying new lunch spots :)

Tina - The 63' eggs are definitely something different

Anonymous said...

woah woah woah...
I'm impressed you polished off breakie and lunch! My hat goes off to you!

ChopinandMysaucepan said...

Dear Karen,

63 degrees eggs are so good with some toast. I have cooked a spanner crab pasta like that at home from left over crab meat and it was simply awesome.