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Copo Cafe and Diner, Drummoyne

I was catching up with a couple of my oldest school friends, the doctor and the accountant. It is always so lovely to catch up with them, it amazes me that we have known each other for over a decade. We try and catch up at least once a month, and this was one overdue catch up!

I have heard wonderful things about this cafe, Copo cafe and diner. I was supposed to go here with a couple of friends during Easter but they were closed. Copo cafe and diner can be found behind Victoria Road in Drummoyne. It is set in a large 2 storey building with an outdoor terrace on the second floor for those long lazy Sunday breakfasts in the sunshine.

The cafe was busy by the time I got there at 10.30am, however, we didn’t have to wait long until we were seated. I love the wooden communal table; the menu was vast and had a South American twist to it. We were in awe and didn’t know what to order. We asked one of the waiters what their specialty was and he suggested we all get the baked eggs.

Started with my skim flat white, the coffee was excellent, smooth, aromatic and strong. It went down too nicely!

We each got the baked eggs, the doctor had the Moroccan eggplant baked eggs with labne, herbs and toast ($17.90). This was absolutely delicious! I loved the perfectly cooked eggplant, the flavours and the dollops of yogurt. I didn’t enjoy the labne so much but it was tender and succulent. Without the labne, this would probably be my favourite out of the three.

The accountant had the baked eggs with fried potato, chorizo, chimichurri and toast ($17.90). I contemplated in getting this, but didn’t feel like fried potatoes. I loved the chimichurri sauce, and the spicy chorizo.

I opted for the house smoked trout baked eggs with creme fraiche, herbs and toast ($17.90). This was nice, but compared to the other two a little bland and boring. The trout I thought was over cooked and dry.

The eggs were also too cooked unfortunately, I was hoping that it would ooze with yolk, at least the first one, but alas no. All our eggs were too cooked. The pan was thin, I have not had baked eggs in such a shallow pan. It’s a shame, as this would be a very yummy dish.

The other dishes sounded good, I would definitely be keen to try the bubble and squeak with fried egg, Barossa valley speck, cabbage, peas, potato and toast. Even the hotcakes with rhubarb, mascarpone and maple syrup – YUM!

I can see many locals come here to get their breakfast and it’s very child friendly. Service was friendly and warm, and the coffee was excellent.

It was so lovely to catch up with you both. We chatted, we laughed and we mesmerized. We will have to do it again soon.

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Copo Cafe and Diner

M3 135 Victoria Road

Drummoyne 2047

Ph: +61 2 9719 9057

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  1. Amy piper
    June 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    This is such a fab cafe!
    I live locally and it is my weekend hangout, rain hail or shine!
    Your review of the moroccan baked eggs makes no sense – those little dollops of ‘ yoghurt’ that you liked is labne. Labne is a cheese made from yoghurt, it is not meaty? Perhaps you were thinking the eggplant to be meaty.

    • June 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Hi Amy – i think i may have gotten myself confused! you are right! however, something in it tasted very meaty and lamb-y! It was good though, would definitely come back and try their other dishes

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