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Fundamental Fish, Balmain

Fundamental fish in Balmain has been around for as long as I remember. I remember coming here for brunch and dinner with friends a few years back but it certainly has been a LONG time since my last visit. There’s really no shortage of cafe’s in Balmain – I am not sure why we picked this place, probably cause it used to be a ‘local’ or possibly cause it is the closest cafe we saw.


The place was busy when we got there at midday. I was catching up with the lovely A and S – a girlie catch up.


Love the brightness of this frappe! Think from memory it was strawberry or raspberry? A?


The coffee was so so, too watery for my liking.


I was starving so opted for the big breakfast – eggs, bacon, sausage, roast tomato, mushroom with either orange juice or coffee ($16). It was a gigantic serve and true to its name – BIG breakfast! Unfortunately i didn’t finish it all, the eggs were a little dry, the bacon and sausage weren’t too bad but I loved how the focaccia was smothered with butter.

A had the eggs fundamental ($13) – poached eggs with brie, and ham and hollandaise sauce. The eggs cooked to perfection, the bacon a wonderful complement. Was it the best eggs hollandaise? No, but it was ‘pretty decent’.


S opted for the pea and ham soup special ($9) which was served with garlic toast. Unfortunately S said it was pretty ordinary and most like ‘will not order it again’.


They serve all day breakfast which I love, but they also serve lunch like pies, pork cutlets and many more. The servings are generous and staff extremely friendly.


As always, lovely to catch up with both S and A and I look forward to catching up with you both again soon!

GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10

Fundamental Fish

266 Darling St

Balmain 2041

Ph: +61 2 9810 1010

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  1. August 3, 2011 at 1:44 am

    woah. haven’t seen such a low rating from you in awhile….worked there for many years. always walked past it. i guess there’s a reason why.

    • August 3, 2011 at 3:39 am

      ya so many cafes and not sure why i picked that one! oh wells… next time a different one đŸ™‚

  2. August 3, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I went here AGES ago…and thougth the food was OK, but the breakfasts were just waaaaay too big.

  3. August 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Eggs fundamental looks unreal!!! I’m gettin hungry now.

    • August 3, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      hey ramen raff! im hungry too but i read u were heading to cafe cre asion? lol

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