The biggest motivating factor in getting up early to train for the upcoming Oxfam 100km Trailwalker for me is surely the promise of trying out new places for brunch, especially when it is cold, windy and rainy. On this particular day, we detour to Anvil Coffee Co.
Follow the sign and stairs down to Kirribilli wharf for this little cosy cafe situated right on the water. Seats are limited, so get in early or be prepared to wait - luckily we seem to bypass this and go straight to our water view seats.
Anvil Coffee Co menu
The menu is quite simple and mainly composed of the usual suspects - savoury or sweet on toast, and muesli, bacon and egg roll etc
Service is on the slow side, though I hardly notice it as it is a leisurely weekend brunch, and being super warm inside, it's a lovely escape from the cold and rain outside.
The cafe has great views all around, who would've thought to put a cafe right on the wharf, but it's a fantastic idea!
Their coffee is a Fat Poppy blend and very smooth. There is a slight hiccup with one of the special coffee orders which takes a couple of turns to rectify.
Time to tuck into brunch
Ricotta, roasted rhubarb, ginger maple syrup with crumble on sourdough.
I throughly enjoyed this dish. It satisfied the sweet tooth without being too much - love the crunch of the roasted rhubarb, which was something different to the usual stewed version.
Buttered Arabian eggs
Perfectly poached eggs which oozed out when cut open, greek yoghurt, garlic, chilli & lemon juice + mint on sourdough. Lovely and light with just the right amount of spice.
Anvil Coffee Co is a fabulous spot for leisurely brunch and good coffee with a view.