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Breakfast @ Two Good Eggs

There is never a shortage of cafes in Surry Hills – part of the reason why I love living around here! Two Good Eggs (‘TGE’) has been around for a while now. I last went here about 2 – 3 years ago. It’s a cozy little café, open kitchen, serves great coffee and of course great breakfast! It has been a while since I last went, and ‘The Mother’ and I thought we would go. I didn’t realize that it was under new management until I saw the sign on the door and on the website. As of July 2010, TGE has been under new management. I really can’t compare between what it was like before and now, as the last time I went before was 2 – 3 years ago – I don’t think it would be a fair comparison!

I have bought my coffee a number of times from here now, and each time, fantastic! The coffee beans are from Toby’s Estate and they try and use as ‘many organic ingredients as possible’. You get a biscuit (chocolate wafer) with every coffee you purchase, albeit take away or dine in, which is a nice little surprise. And don’t quote me on this, but I think the owner is the barista and he is SUPER friendly and makes great coffee!

‘The Mother’ and I thought we would go here one weekend before we trek out for some furniture shopping. By trek, I mean TREK! 45 mins drive but it was well worth it! We bought 3 pieces of furniture but more on that another time. This is about TGE!

I started with coffee, skim flat white, frothy, smooth, delicious coffee.

‘The Mother’ and I thought we would share breakfast, get two different kinds and swap half way. He wanted something sweet and I wanted something savoury. I prefer a savoury breakfast, so thought it would be best to eat the sweet mal first, whereas ‘The Mother’ opposite. So we decided to get the buttermilk pancakes, and the breakfast burger.

I started with the buttermilk pancakes with mixed berry compote and cinnamon cream. The waiter brought the plate over and said to me ‘I hope you are hungry’. My eyes almost popped out as it was a lot bigger than I anticipated! Four generous fluffy buttermilk pancakes covered with icing, berry compote with a huge dollop of cinnamon cream was placed before me. The buttermilk pancakes were soft, fluffy and light. The berry compote deliciously rich and sour at the same time, and the cinnamon cream balanced the whole sweet and sourness. It was a little too rich for my liking, especially for breakfast, but ‘The Mother’ seemed to have enjoyed it and demolished it.

‘The Mother’ started with breakfast burger, poached egg, bacon, spinach and tomato relish. He ate most of it before giving me some. The bread was slightly toasted, making it a little crunchy but soft at the same time. The poached egg – made to perfection, the bacon, spinach and the tomato relish was a nice compliment. The tomato relish was a little sour and gave it a nice kick to the flavour. I was rather impressed that we were given a baby jar of the tomato relish. The breakfast burger is a great hangover cure! Will have to remember for next time. I personally enjoyed the breakfast burger, but that’s only because I like savoury things for breakfast!

It’s a great cozy and friendly café. If you have not seen it before, it’s because its hidden in a corner, in a refurbished factory overlooking Harmony Park. It’s not on ground level, so great for people watching, and a fantastic setting for a relaxing weekend brunch.

GA’s rating: 7.5 / 10

Two Good Eggs

Shop 2, no. 148

Corner of Goulburn and Brisbane Street

Surry Hill, 2010

Ph: +61 2 9283 9694

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  1. September 9, 2010 at 2:39 am

    wowee that is one massive mountain of pancake! im impressed and so very hungry

  2. Tom
    September 9, 2010 at 3:33 am

    Ok – where can I get anything properly Aussie breakfast like in HK. As in actually good. This is unfair

    • September 9, 2010 at 3:52 am

      Tom, i was also on the hunt! if you find one.. let me know. back in Jan for a holiday

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