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The Bunker, Darlinghurst

This was truly a great find, thanks to B. Cute hole in a wall café that serves fantastic coffee and great food. It’s quite a cozy café, two large communal tables inside and a couple of outdoor tables outside.

I went to Bunker with B one Monday morning, our ritual. The coffee is just superb – they use campos coffee and although they got my order wrong (asked for a large but got a small) it was still a fantastic coffee. It was smooth, strong with wonderful aroma.

Everything on the menu sounds superb – silly me forgot to take a photo of the menu as I was so fixated with my coffee and the this little pot plant – a coffee plant! I was telling B how adorable it was and whether or not it would fit in my gym bag! Yes – silly I know.

I couldn’t go pass their homemade crumpets with ricotta and fruits. I didn’t want maple syrup as it would be too sweet. They had another savoury crumpet with bacon and mushroom but it didn’t really appeal to me that day. The home made crumpets were adorable! It was perfectly round and perfectly fluffy. It didn’t come with ‘fruits’ but served with ricotta and blueberry jam. However, these little homemade crumpets were an absolute delight! Three were definitely not enough.

B opted the bircher muesli with yogurt and fruits – the ‘fruits’ being watermelon. It was nice but not the best bircher I have had. It lacked something which I couldn’t pin point. B seemed to have enjoyed it, but then again, I did prefer my homemade crumpets!

I came back here a fortnight later with M, our catch up before Christmas. She also loved the coffee here, and she opted for the mushroom and tomato open melt. Served on toasted sour dough bread, this open melt looked really good! I’m not sure why I declined, considering M did offer me some. She did say that it was ‘pretty good’.

I on the other hand, probably should have gotten the homemade crumpets again, but wanted to try something different. Ordered the burnt fig granola with yogurt and seasonal fruit, that is strawberries. I loved the burnt fig granola, large chucks of burnt fig, it was crunchy and chewy just the way I like it. My only gripe would be that there weren’t enough yogurt, but I probably could have asked for more.

It was great catching up with B, and of course with M. Nothing beats a girlie catch up over coffee and food – especially with both B and M – as they both love food as much as I do!

Both times, the place was buzzing. People queuing for their coffees, and diners waiting for food. The service was a little slow, but we were in no rush, so it suited us fine. I love the wooden tables, not sure if I am a fan of the steel stools though. I do love the cartoon paintings that’s hung on the wall – was tempted to take them home too! If only my gym bag was big enough.

Catch up with both of you after the Christmas break.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

The Bunker

399 Liverpool Street

Darlinghurst 2010

Ph: +61 404 407 349

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  1. December 26, 2010 at 12:18 am

    that must be the same type of plant i saw outside Brother Baba Budan in Melbourne http://simonfoodfavourites.blogspot.com/2010/11/brother-baba-budan-coffee-cbd-melbourne.html i always wondered what it was doing there 🙂

  2. January 12, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Wow, all of this looks delicious..

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