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SIFF: Let’s do brunch @ Café ish

This place really requires no introduction. It is one of my favourite cafés in Surry Hills and whenever anyone suggests it, I can’t say no! Josh is fantastic chef, and the food, sensational. I introduced my brother, F, to café ish and it is now one of his favourite brunch spots.

It’s that time of year again, October, which means its Sydney International Food Festival ‘SIFF’, 31 days of different food experiences ranging from brunches, lunches and dinners, night noodle markets, sugar hits, tours, show cases and many more. The program is out and the link is here for those who have yet to see it.

I was meeting F for brunch and he wanted to go to café ish, he was craving for their dish ‘little ish’. I opted for the ‘bush brekkie’ which consists of breakfast triffle with ‘’lush yogurt”, native berry compote and house-made muesli; kara-age soft shell crab omelette, garlic, chili, soy ginger dressing, avocado, shallot and lemon myrtle and their signature coffee – wattle macca-cino.

F and I started with the chalk hill sparking and fresh orange juice with rosella frower. ONE word: DELICIOUS. It was a tad early for champagne but hey, it was Saturday and who can say no to a breakfast ‘juice’.

The signature wattle macca-cino, wonderful. I can’t believe I have been to café ish half a dozen times and have not had this before! Where have I been? The wattle macca-cino was a little sweet for my liking, it was similar to that of a mocha, however, they didn’t use chocolate or cacao but it was the combination of wattle and macadamia which gave it that chocolatey, nutty flavour.

The breakfast triffle was a great start. It was light and the combination of the muesli, yogurt and native berry compote, appetizing.

The soft shell crab omelette  – SENSATIONAL! It was even better than I remembered. Omelette with soft shell crabs, avocado, served with garlic, chili, soy and ginger sauce – it was a plate of delicious mouthwatering goodness.

F, had the little ish: egg, tomatoes, bacon, shallots with bacon and roasted tomatoes. We sat near the kitchen, and as Josh was making this, he yelled out and asked if we wanted emu with it, HELL YES! I’ve eaten emu when I was younger, in a pie – emu pie in Perth. The emu gave it a nice touch and a salty flavour to the scrambled eggs. It was fantastic.

Café ish’s bush brekkie is only available on weekends during the food festival and its $25 per person. The breakfast ‘juice’ is an extra $8. You won’t be disappointed; the soft shell crab omelette is to die for.

GA’s ratings: 9 / 10

Café ish

83 Campbell Street

Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Ph: +852 9281 1312

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