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Baffi and Mo, Redfern

I have heard and read about this café but never really knew where it was, until one weekend, when ‘The Mother’ and I stumbled across it whilst in Redfern.

Baffi (Italian for ‘moustache’) and Mo (Australian for ‘moustache’) is a small and cozy café, but you won’t miss it as there will be a large group of people outside, loitering, waiting to be seated. We arrived at about 11.45am and it was packed! We had to wait a good 20 minutes before we were seated to our table.

Started with skim flat white, which was smooth and could taste the strong flavour of the beans which was just fantastic.

‘The Mother’ ordered something simple. I thought he would have ordered the potato hash stack but didn’t. He ordered the poached eggs with oven roasted tomatoes with sour dough toast. I didn’t have any of this, however, he was rather unimpressed. He said the food was lukewarm, not just the eggs, but everything, the tomatoes and the toast and thought it was quite ordinary!

I opted for the grilled asparagus with prosciutto, rocked, poached egg and topped with shaved parmesan and truffle oil – hmhmhm prosciutto and truffle oil. I too didn’t get the potato hash stack. Whilst perusing the menu I noticed other diners ordering this dish and saw how big it was and just couldn’t stomach it and opted for something lighter.

The grilled asparagus, poached egg was served on a mountain of rocket. The prosciutto was thinly sliced; it was a little salty just the way I like it. The poached egg oozed with yolk, and the combination of the saltiness and bitterness was just deliciously yummy. Unfortunately I couldn’t taste the truffle oil, which was a shame.

It was good, but I don’t know if it’s anything to rave about. My dish was also lukewarm, but I think with a salad, it doesn’t have to be too hot. However, it would have been nicer if the poached egg was slightly warmer.

We may have ordered the wrong dish, I have read that their signature dish is Eggs Baffi with roasted mushrooms, feta, spinach and hollandaise, and of course the potato hash stack. I am more than happy to go back to give the signature dish ago, you never know, we could have just ordered wrongly that day.

I do love the open kitchen and the waiters were all friendly, calm and tentative, considering how busy the café was!

GA’s ratings: 6 / 10

Baffi and Mo

94 Redfern Street

Redfern, 2016

Ph: +61 2 8065 3294

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  1. October 18, 2010 at 12:18 am

    wait wait so ‘the mother’ isnt your mother??? love the look of the poached egg oozing its glorious innards

    • October 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

      lol gawd no! i dont hang out with my mother or mother-in-law that often! its the husband, but he ‘wants’ to be called ‘the mother’ – very weird i know!

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