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Ordinary brunch at Cafe Hernandez, Darlinghurst

I have walked pass this café many times, and every time I walk pass, I would say ‘Let’s go here next time’ – so finally one weekend, ‘The Mother’ reminded me of this place. I originally wanted to go to a different café, but it was closed. The place was busy, lots of diners eating, drinking coffee whilst reading paper and of course people watching.

I love the outdoor courtyard, the fact that you can people watch as you sit outside whilst sipping coffee and eating. However, the food did not live up to its surroundings.

Café Hernandez first opened in 1972 in Potts Point, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week throughout the year. The Darlinghurst café is tucked away behind Oxford Street, on Burton Street. It is open 24 hours from Thursday to Saturday and specializes in home-style dishes and tapas.

‘The Mother’ wasn’t very hungry that day, so ordered something simple – bagel with cream cheese. It was the most unappetizing bagel I have ever seen – not the same as the ones you get in New York unfortunately. The bagel was toasted, I am guessing it is probably from the supermarket – it looks quite similar to the ones that I buy from Woolworths.

I ordered something more substantial – scrambled eggs with chorizo with sautéed mushroom and slightly grilled tomatoes. The scrambled eggs were a tad oily, so were the mushrooms. It was also a little too salty for my liking. The salad was nice but nothing to rave about.

The coffee I have to admit was good, unfortunately the food was very very average. I have not had dinner here, but may drop by for a late night snack if drunk. I really do like the courtyard and outdoor seating, pity the food does not live up to it. Service is great and attentive.

Don’t think I will be back anytime soon for breakfast though.

GA’s ratings: 5 / 10

Café Hernandez

1 Burton Street

Sydney 2010

Ph: +61 2 9380 9006

Cafe Hernandez on Urbanspoon

  1. December 19, 2010 at 5:05 am

    i love honest food reviews like these! one for the people….

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