Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Devon Cafe - Barangaroo, Sydney

Having visited Devon Cafe in Surry Hills many times before, I was pleased to find out that they had opened up a branch at Barangaroo. The cafe is located one block back from the main waterfront strip and is quite busy when I go with my mum during Saturday brunch rush hour. 

There's a number system where you write down your name and number of people, and then take the number. We waited about 10 minutes for a table, which wasn't too bad.

Cold pressed juice

My mum orders one of the cold pressed juices: it's an earthy blend of beetroot, cucumber, carrot and green apple; with the addition of lemon and ginger, it's the perfect blend to ward off the winter nasties. 

Devon affogato

I go all out and order the affogato with a mix of the black sesame and matcha soft serve. Let's not lie, it's pretty much a dessert disguised as a drink, but it's damn good! It's the first time I've had an affogato served with soft serve. The matcha flavour is standard, with the other flavour changing on a seasonal basis.

Crab pasta

I think the crab pasta was one of the first dishes I tried at the original Devon in Surry Hills. The squid ink angel hair pasta, crab served with sugo al pomodoro has a nice chilli kick to it. 

Devon Waldorf

We order the Devon Waldorf as a lighter dish to compliment the pasta. It's a fairly big serving with a mix of lettuce celery, slices of Fuji apple, grapes, walnuts and poached chicken; all tossed in a creamy goma dressing. 

A few weeks later, we're in Barangaroo to catch some of the Vivid lights and drop into Devon again for a small bite to eat before tackling the crowds. I was pretty keen to try out the sandos as they are usually only offered on weekdays, and I never get a chance to make it over during weekday lunches.

Ebi katsu sando

The prawn katsu sandwich is simple; ebi katsu, cabbage and yuzu mayo, but is done really well. The panko prawns are lightly crumbed and have that fresh from the fryer crunch. 

Purple Haze sundae

I also can't resist getting the special Vivid dessert, the Purple Haze. It's a delicious ube soft served topped with taro chips, coconut strips and cubes of leche flan. Here's hoping the ube soft serve sticks around for a while! 

Devon at Barangaroo Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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