Monday 11 August 2014

As some of you may have noticed over the past few weeks, I'm slowly stepping up my brunching game and have had no qualms documenting my progress in little squares all over Instagram. As a result, a handful of you have sent through messages asking about my favourite cafes (which, by the way, were lovely to receive, seeing as I always get a bit too excited whenever one of you sends me a message over the magical interwebs...)
Now I don't profess to be an expert by any means - and don't even get me started on the term 'foodie'- but I like food, food likes me, and I thought it'd be fun to share some of my favourite recent picks. That being said, I should warn you that this is all coming from a girl who, up until very recently, thought boysenberries were poisonberries, and so if you're expecting paragraphs of gastronomic mumbo-jumbo, I'm afraid I will almost certainly disappoint.  

Brewtown Newtown had been on my 'to-go' list for quite some time - and yes; yes, it was all because of those cronuts; yes, the glazed one that I had lived up to its reputation; yes, it was all sugary and flaky and yummy; yes, I would go back for another, with another nice pot of tea. If you're like me and you love a mid-afternoon sweet treat, I'd say you should at least give this a try. My lovely USYDians, you have no excuse. Resist the urge to nap on the Law Lawns and go get a cronut. 

Take a short stroll up from Central station and you'll find Devon Cafe. Lisa had that monster of a truffled-topped toastie - it's called 'The Ultimate Toastie' for a reason, and I opted for their Korean fried chicken burger. Definitely different, but definitely yum. This morning, it was all about Three Williams in Redfern. I tried their Peanut Caramel Shake hoping for a little more caramel and a little less peanut, but it turned out more like a milder (and significantly more liquid) Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Peanut butter fans, I think you'll like this one. I played it safe with crispy bacon and a chilli egg on brioche, Lisa had a 'reeaaaaallyyyy good' bibimbap pulled pork narnie, we topped it off with a crunchy brioche French toast to share, and rolled out of there in serious food coma.

Next week, we're thinking Italian.
I'm thinking plates of pasta coming to an Instagram feed near you. 
And on that happy note, I'm off to complete about a hundred pages of textbook readings.


Wearing: BOOHOO knit, ASOS pleated shirt, Topshop jeans, ZU Malik Boots, Oscar Wylee Brooke Sunnies


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