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Breakfast at Cafe Mint

Thought I would give the overseas eating posts a break and write about this wonderful cafe in Surry Hills.

I came here with B, my breakfast partner in crime. There is really no shortage of restaurants and cafes in Surry Hills but one that opens at 7 am is difficult! Thankfully and hopefully we don’t have to look for one at 7 am for a while!

Cafe Mint can be found Crown Street. It’s a tiny and cozy cafe which serves Middle Eastern food. There are limited sitting outside if you don’t mind sitting on the foot path. The inside can probably fit about 20 people max. The food is simple yet tasty, the menu includes ‘many of the favourites from Hugh Foster’s previous restaurant Fez’. Servings generous and the menu had some interesting dishes which I would definitely comeback for!

Started with flat white and nothing worst than starting the day with bad coffee. The coffee was wonderful, strong and aromatic and hot – just the way I like it.

B opted for the bircher muesli with fresh fruit ($13.50). The bircher was lovely, moist and flavourful. The vanilla yogurt, and fruits a wonderful complement. B certainly enjoyed it.

I opted for something different – breakfast couscous with yogurt poached fruit and pistachios. It was a very large serving and a never ending couscous. The couscous was sweet with a strong fragrant. The yogurt was a little sour but worked well with the sweetness of the couscous. The dried peach and pistachios were a delicious addition! It was a little rich for my liking but it sure was tasty! I’ve not had anything like it!

Cafe Mint did not disappoint, definitely keen to try their dinner. Not open on Mondays and they do not take reservations.

It was so lovely to catch up with B. Back now so looking forward to our next breakfast venture!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Cafe Mint

579 Crown Street
Surry Hills, 2010

Ph: +61 2 9319 0848

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  1. January 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

    I’m not one for brekkie, but breakfast couscous sounds interesting.

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