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Revolver, Annandale

‘The Mother’ used to live in Annandale with his friends. Planet B was what they called the house of shenanighans and I used to ‘crash’ quite often. I love Annandale, and I would have happily stayed at Planet B, however, the owners were coming back from their travels and wanted to move back in. The corner store was where we would get some of our ingredients if we couldn’t be bothered driving to coles and local paper on the weekends. It has certainly been a while since we moved away from Planet B, that I didn’t even realise the corner store has been converted to a café – Revolver.

Apparently, the building was bought in 2006 by Rodney Jones who renovated the terrace by hand. I love the décor of the café, especially the feature wall with antique shelving complete with trundling library ladder. Café Niki in SurryHills was his earlier successor which I used to visit regularly but think has closed now.

I was here with B one weekday and for a weekday it was surprisingly busy! We rocked up at midday and there was a mini queue but thankfully we didn’t have to wait long to be seated.

We started with coffee and it came fast and was excellent.

I was undecided between the revolver vegie big breakfast and the tasmanian smoked trout on sweetcorn rosti so asked our lovely waiter for his suggestions. He suggested I get the big breakfast as ‘it is different and you won’t get it like this anywhere else’.

So with that, I opted for the Revolver vegie big breakfast ($16) which consisted of two baked eggs, in housemade beans, buttered mushrooms, roast tomato, avocado, danish fetta, hummus and toast served in a cast iron pan. The food was amazingly good – the housemade beans and buttered mushrooms topped with fetta and eaten with hummus and bread was outstanding! I demolished it and probably would have licked the cast iron pan if it wasn’t so hot and considered not classy! B couldn’t believe I demolished the whole thing. I have to say, it is one of the best ‘baked eggs’ I have had in Sydney.

B opted for something ‘healthier’. She had the granola with berries and poached peaches served with yogurt ($10). I felt bad eating something so fullfiling but it was good! Besides, B is on the hunt for the best muesli in Sydney – don’t think she has found it yet tough!

Their lunch option is supposed to be even better than breakfast, but it was my first meal of the day and couldn’t really stomach a cheeseburger. I have heard their cheeseburger is fantastic and saw a couple of people eating it. It looked incredibly delicious. The pepper beef sambo with aioli, rocket and sweet onion is supposed to be a hit also. Will definitely have to come back for their lunch.

The food is all organic and I love how its served on mismatching old school china and crockery. The service was quick and friendly. They also sell cakes, muffins and other sweets which are displayed on the counter. Check out this cute hello kitty sandwich – from memory its nutella? I didn’t buy any but remember regretting it as it would have been nice to have for an afternoon snack.

There are so many wonderful cafes in Annandale. I have missed living there and thankfully Revolver is not too far away, so it can still be a ‘local’. This won’t be the last time I visit, will take ‘The Mother’ here and I am sure he will want to walk pass Planet B!

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10


291 Annandale Street

Sydney 2038

Ph: +61 2 9555 4727

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  1. March 27, 2011 at 1:25 am

    That big breakfast looks lovely. I like the inclusion of avocado.

  2. March 27, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Why are there Hello Kitty-like sandwiches?? LOL

  3. March 27, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Wow that vegie big breakfast looks great.. and substantial to boot!

  4. March 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    oh mannn that egg porn shot has got me drooling! eee how cute are the hello kitty sandwiches!

    • March 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm

      it tastes even better than it looks suze!! hmhmhm its perfect winter comfort food!

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