Previously called the Safe House, 13b has been voted as the best bar / café by the SMH Good Café guide 2011. You are probably wondering if I am going to try all the café listed… well you wondered correctly! I am going to try majority of it, I love coffee, café and well it’s a good excuse to catch up with friends!
13b is a café by day and a bar by night. I have yet to come here for drinks at night, however, came here for brunch one weekend and absolutely loved it! The coffee, fantastic! They use Gravity Espresso coffee and it’s absolutely superb! I love the aroma, the smoothness and was just too good not to have another one.
The truffle scrambled eggs with chunks of large chunks of goat curd, prosciutto, avocado and served on grainy sourdough ($16.50) were oh so truffle-y and delicious!
The scrambled eggs were a little too firm and the chunks of goats curd was a little too much for my liking but still wonderful. It was a good hangover breakfast!
I came back on my own about 2 weeks later, a lazy Sunday morning brunch with a book and good food – and indeed it was!
I couldn’t go past the little salsa eggs which consists of thinly sliced sour dough with creamy goats curd soft poached eggs all complimented with custom-made salsa which consists of tomato, cucumber, spanish onion, coriander and fresh chilli ($13.90).
WOW – the ingredients of all the salsa was cut into bite size pieces, fresh and excellent. I loved the oozy egg, I only wished that I got the normal salsa eggs which consists of two of everything instead of just one! It was undoubtedly one of the nicest breakfast I have for a while!
The lunch menu also looked superb. It’s a small funky bar, and definitely lovely place to hang out. Some might say that the marble tabletops is over the top but I like it! The handle reminds me a little bit of Versace Hotel in Gold Coast! A little tacky but quite ‘funky’.
There’s not a shortage of bars in that area…. The Commons Local Eating House is right opposite and 13b is between Doctor Pong and Pocket Bar. I am looking forward to checking out 13b at night soon.
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
13b Burton St
Ph: +61 2 9356 8718