13b, Darlinghurst

Previously called the Safe House, 13b has been voted as the best bar / café by the SMH Good Café guide 2011. You are probably wondering if I am going to try all the café listed… well you wondered correctly! I am going to try majority of it, I love coffee, café and well it’s a good excuse to catch up with friends!

13b is a café by day and a bar by night. I have yet to come here for drinks at night, however, came here for brunch one weekend and absolutely loved it! The coffee, fantastic! They use Gravity Espresso coffee and it’s absolutely superb! I love the aroma, the smoothness and was just too good not to have another one.

The truffle scrambled eggs with chunks of large chunks of goat curd, prosciutto, avocado and served on grainy sourdough ($16.50) were oh so truffle-y and delicious!

The scrambled eggs were a little too firm and the chunks of goats curd was a little too much for my liking but still wonderful. It was a good hangover breakfast!

I came back on my own about 2 weeks later, a lazy Sunday morning brunch with a book and good food – and indeed it was!

I couldn’t go past the little salsa eggs which consists of thinly sliced sour dough with creamy goats curd soft poached eggs all complimented with custom-made salsa which consists of tomato, cucumber, spanish onion, coriander and fresh chilli ($13.90).

WOW – the ingredients of all the salsa was cut into bite size pieces, fresh and excellent. I loved the oozy egg, I only wished that I got the normal salsa eggs which consists of two of everything instead of just one! It was undoubtedly one of the nicest breakfast I have for a while!

The lunch menu also looked superb. It’s a small funky bar, and definitely lovely place to hang out. Some might say that the marble tabletops is over the top but I like it! The handle reminds me a little bit of Versace Hotel in Gold Coast! A little tacky but quite ‘funky’.

There’s not a shortage of bars in that area…. The Commons Local Eating House is right opposite and 13b is between Doctor Pong and Pocket Bar. I am looking forward to checking out 13b at night soon.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10


13b Burton St

Darlinghurst 2010

Ph: +61 2 9356 8718

13b on Urbanspoon

  1. June 28, 2011 at 12:21 am

    lol – I’m the opposite. I’ve been for drinks but not brekky/brunch. Also seems like they have less competition in the morning, cos when all those other bars open up – it’s game on

    • June 28, 2011 at 12:22 am

      hey tina 🙂 i saw that!! wouldnt mind checking it out but always end up at pocket bar for some strange reason. the brekkie is good though….

  2. June 28, 2011 at 2:13 am

    This looks superb, I like the generosity of the salsa on the plate.. makes such a simple dish appears stunningly beautiful…

    • June 28, 2011 at 2:40 am

      @nick – it looks as good as it tastes – it’s superb! love the freshness and the combination of it alll

      @dumpling girl – definitely should have gotten the ‘normal’ serve and not the ‘little’. definitely going to have another fix soon!

  3. June 28, 2011 at 2:37 am

    That salsa looks fantastic and with the oozy egg it’s stole my heart.

  4. June 28, 2011 at 7:29 am

    So much sexy egg action. lol.

  5. June 29, 2011 at 12:11 am

    omgsss you and your gorgeous egg porn shots!

  6. June 30, 2011 at 12:34 am

    the scrambled eggs look so good!!

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