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Le Monde, Surry Hills – a true gem!

A good find and a true gem! I first came here with my eating partner, B. We have wanted to try this place for brunch for a while now. Unfortunately they don’t do all day breakfast, however, they do have a couple of breakfast items like banana bread or granola with yogurt that are offered all day.

I love the wooden plank, which the paper menu is clipped onto.

They also have daily specials on the black board which changes regularly. I was attracted to their brekky tasting plate which is offered on Friday and Saturday only and bookings are essential. We asked what it was and the waitress kindly explained it to us. It consists of fish toast, very Mediterranean and Spanish, and very yummy she claims. The second course being bacon and eggs on sweet brioche and lastly dessert – strawberries and ricotta which was exactly what I had for brunch that day. The breakfast tasting platter sounds wonderful – will have to ask ‘the Mother’ if he wants to come and join me one day.

I couldn’t resit but order the strawberry salad on walnut bread with sweet ricotta and mint ($12). It was just too pretty to eat! I love the bright red colours from the strawberries.

Thinly sliced strawberries with generous servings of ricotta on thin and toasted walnut bread sprinkled with icing sugar – YUM! Talk about sugar high and calorific but it was excellent. The strawberries were sweet and the ricotta was a wonderful complement. It was the breakfast indulgence that I needed!

B opted for something healthier, Le Monde Muesli with fresh fruit and yogurt ($9). Natural muesli topped with strawberries, banana and yogurt. It was good though, but I think my strawberry salad was infinitely better.

A week later, I was meeting my newly lady of leisure friend, A for lunch. I have wanted to try their lunch since I saw the menu. Their corn fed chicken salad – roast pumpkin, fennel, spinach, walnut and vinaigerette ($14) looked absolutely amazing! Unfortunately that was not on the menu when we came. Instead..

Frenched chicken wings with red coleslaw and peanuts ($11). Both A and I ordered this and wow – it was truly amazing! I have taken a liking to red coleslaw and this was superb. The Frenched chicken was tender, moist, salty and with a dollop of mayonnaise it was finger licking good! My only gripe would be there weren’t enough chicken wings! I probably could have eaten twice the amount.

The mixberry milkshake was thick, creamy, and deliciously sweet.

Le Monde, a true gem and this won’t be my last visit. Thankfully they open on Saturdays, as I will no longer have my weekday brunches *sigh*. The staff are lovely and friendly, and this place does get extremely busy around lunch time, so come early to beat that lunch time rush!

To my new lady of leisure friend – you deserve the break and enjoy every bit of it! I certainly did and if this opportunity didn’t land on my lap I would still be LOL-ing with you!

GA’s ratings: 8 / 10

Le Monde

83 Foveaux Street

Surry Hills 2010

Ph: +61 2 9211 3568

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  1. April 8, 2011 at 4:42 am

    That strawberry salad looks incredible. I have been getting back into ricotta lately. I used to think ricotta was awful when I only had it from the tubs in the supermarket, and then I went to a deli and it changed my life!

    • April 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

      hey susan… thanks for dropping by. ricotta in tubs are awful! but the deli ones are fantastic! i love ricotta.. especially with strawberries and a bit of mint 🙂

  2. April 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Oooo, I like the look of the chicken…but I’d want a double serving too! I also love red coleslaw…so pretty!

    I bet you’ll really look forward to your weekend brunches now…

    • April 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      OH i doooooo i think i will appreciate them more! but the frenched chicken was absolutely divine! highly recommend it 🙂

  3. April 10, 2011 at 2:28 am

    wow the strawberry salad looks gorgeous! definately a nice place to check out!

    • April 10, 2011 at 3:04 am

      hey mel… definitely! its such a lovely cafe. im keen to try their 3 course breakfast!

  1. May 20, 2011 at 1:06 am

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