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Brunch at The Commons, Darlinghurst

I have heard about this place from various friends. I was quite excited when M suggested this place for breakfast one weekday before work. I rocked up only to find that they were closed! Apparently, they don’t open on weekdays for breakfast anymore. However, they didn’t update their website (at the time). I was gutted! However, when another group of friends suggested this place, well, I was more than delighted to go, I couldn’t say no.

The Commons is located in the quite back streets of Darlinghurst. It’s quite a cute little place. There are minimal seating outside, but inside, 5 large communal tables, and a couple of smaller tables in the middle. I love the sandstones, the pillars and the stair case in the middle of the café. It has that nice, relax vibe which I loved.

I came here with ‘The Mother’ and our friends, A, K and B. A and K were running late, so ‘The Mother’ and I started with coffee. The coffee was good, strong and delicious – just the way I like it!

A, K and I ordered the same thing, baked eggs with parma ham and spinach. Served in a small hot pan, I thought it was one of the smallest breakfast I have ever seen! However, I was pleasantly surprised. It was surprisingly filling! Parma ham is used as the base, and filled with spinach, and topped with two eggs. It was also served with a slice of toast and butter.

The baked eggs were delicious, the spinach and parma ham were a great complement. Unfortunately, I thought the baked eggs were a little over cooked and made it a tad dry. I still do prefer the baked eggs from Clover – it is a lot moister. I was secretly hoping that the yolk were runny and oozed into the spinach and ham. Nevertheless, it was still quite delicious!

‘The Mother’ opted for house-made crumpets with butter and honey. Four little round fluffy crumpets, they were incredible! Soft, fluffy, moist with a generous serving of honey and butter it was scrumptious good! ‘The Mother’ only gave me a bite, and mind you – a tiny one at that, and I can see why! I wouldn’t want to share it with anyone else!

Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of B’s omelette. He had the Omelette with Bronte bacon, mushrooms and herbs. It was quite a generous serving and B seemed to have enjoyed it (considering how he demolished it!).

The service I thought was a little slow. In their defense, there was only ONE waiter waiting on the floor. It wasn’t ridiculously busy, but you would think at ‘peak’ hour brunch time there would be more than one waiter! Nevertheless, we thought he did a great job considering the circumstances.

The Commons is run by husband and wife team, Christopher and Gabrielle Moore. The menu is influenced by Italian, French and British cuisine and uses the best of local produce and what is in season at the time.  They are open for lunch and dinner weekdays, and weekends, and breakfast on weekends only.

It was a great breakfast, catching up with friends. I have to say, brunch with friends on the weekend is definitely the highlight of my weekend!

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

The Commons

32 Burton Street

Darlinghurst 2010

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  1. November 12, 2010 at 3:46 am

    i’ve tried their menu at night for dinner and was very nice. quite reasonably priced too 🙂 the menu seems to change daily.

    • November 12, 2010 at 3:47 am

      hey simon, thanks for dropping by 🙂 so their dinner is good? i have heard mixed reviews! will have to give it ago one day… 🙂

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