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Brunch at Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

I was getting my hair trimmed one weekend. It seems like my life revolves around Surry Hills! I eat around Surry Hills, I drink around Surry Hills, I exercise around Surry Hills and my hairdresser is even in Surry Hills! Yes – life does revolve around Surry and well I.Love.It!

I have walked pass this café many times. It is a couple of doors down from Fouratefive. They specialize in potatoes, everything potatoes! Who doesn’t like potatoes right?

I met ‘The Mother’ here – he got the last table outside. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and it was one of those perfect days to people and car watch.

The coffee here is seriously awesome! The coffee beans are from Pigeon Coffee who roast their beans at their premise in Bourke Street, which is also in Surry Hills. The flavour, the aroma, it was deliciously smooth and a perfect way to start the day!

It was definitely too early for potatoes (well for me anyway) so I opted for the Breakie Bruschetta, which is spiced Italian pork sausage, fresh tomato and basil, poached egg, onion jam and olive oil. Apparently it is new for their Summer menu.

The Italian pork sausage was tender, moist and spicy which gave it a really nice kick. The tomato and basil were great compliment, the poached egg was a little on the ‘cooked’ side unfortunately, but the onion jam (love onion jam!) gave it a nice flavour. It was exactly what I wanted.

‘The Mother’ had the BLAT sandwich – not what I expected! Blat being bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato on toasted sour dough with a side of cheesy crispy spud skins.

The sandwich I thought was nice but nothing to rave about. I was surprised that he ordered this, but he wanted something plain – I think he was a little hungover from the night before.

The cheesy crispy spud skins were cheesy, crispy, carb-y and scrumptiously good! It was frigging tasty and a serve was just not enough for the both of us! I am tempted to give this a go one day at home – pure sheer genius!

The service was fantastic and efficient. The menu seems to be influenced by Irish and Middle Eastern flavours. I was in a hurry to meet some relatives, so didn’t get a chance to take photos of the interior. ‘The Mother’ and I spent way too much time people and car watching that we lost track of time!

I will definitely be back to try their specialty, potatoes. I noticed a couple ordered the baked spuds and my word… it looks absolutely heavenly. I think she ordered the chili con carne and my goodness, I wish I had taken a photo of it – trust me – it looked heavenly – pure evil, pure carb-y but heavenly!

If you love potatoes as much as I do, then this is a must visit! I for one, will be back for some baked spuds!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

479 Crown Street

Surry Hills 2010

Ph: +61 2 9698 8108

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  1. November 23, 2010 at 2:52 am

    My eyes were lit up at the mention of crispy cheesy spud skins! I love my potatoes and cheese 😀

    • November 23, 2010 at 3:24 am

      hey there 🙂 yeah it was good! crispy and cheesy!!!! i love….
      thanks for dropping by.

  2. November 25, 2010 at 6:45 am

    I’ve never heard of cheesy crisps but I’m game to try it! Although I have a feeling I may regret it afterwards… Talk about carb overload!

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