Uber- cool? Check. eclectic? check.
miniature pot plants in coffee cups? check.
Annex, meaning an extension of the building outside of the main site doesn't really apply here physically, but the characteristics of the former chemist have completely disappeared and has been turned into this eclectically furnished, touch of hipster cafe. I am a sucker for novelty, knick knacks and all things nerdy ( hello beaker!), so as soon as i stepped into this place, i felt right at home, i couldn't sit still, instead i was twisting and turning, neck craning to see all the little touches of detail they've furnished this cosy little place with.
Bring on all the mismatched glasses and recycled water bottles!
The kitchen is cosy and packed. Because the place is so tiny, its literally like having an open kitchen! bonus!
i love this ladder pot plant idea! i first saw this at Parramatta Lanes Festival last year and wanted to recreate it.... but you know where am i going to put a ladder permanently? in my bedroom? haha!
The small selection of cakes and ready made sandwiches.
The divider/ decorating wall for the upstairs seating. loving the tea cosy and of course the massive jar of nutella!
more knick knacks and recycled goodies! (if only i was able to hoard stuff like that without my parents ripping out their hair!
cured duck, roasted brussel sprouts, brioche and poached egg.
The guys here really put a lot of effort into plating up! how pretty is this?!?! it reminds me of the upcoming spring! I'm not normally a fan of brussel sprouts but these were delicious, well seasoned and most importantly, crispy!
winter vegetables, grains, olives and sheep feta
I believe this dish is influenced by Rene Redzepi's " Radishes in soil" at Noma. This was simply a piece of art, it took a few minutes for the lovely guys at the counter to put together but hey, i don't think i've ever seen a salad too so pretty and appetising! loving the burst of colours!
crumbed egg with bubble and squeak
I choose the crumbed egg which was possibly the least artistic of the lot but it was pretty darn delicious! i'd love to make the crumbed egg at home, delicious crunchy exterior paired with runny gooey centre! heaven!
the money shot! bring on the egg porn!
Beakers as cutlery holders! love!
Desserts: chocolate brownie and hazelnut bar
Fellow diner also went for desserts. she picked the chocolate brownie and the hazelnut bar.
i took a tiny fork of each and they were both amazing! especially the hazelnut bar, dense and squigy all in one. yum!
hello little fella!
This awesome place happens to be very close to my office (uh oh!) so i met a friend her for lunch a few days later. The menu here changes pretty regularly depending on what they can source at the markets. (yay for variety!) We ordered some drinks this time round. a bit on the pricier side but they were pretty good.
p.s. loving the retro waxed straws!
kale, banana, coconut, chia smoothie
My friend's smoothie was delicious. everything was well balanced and i felt really healthy because it was so green!
grapefruit, ginger, tonic and honey frappe
i opted for the grapefruit frappe. the flavours were ok in this one but it was really really sour. and it got really icy like the end of a slurpee... i definitely prefer the other one!
Crumbed egg, celeriac and chickpeas
i'm a sucker for all day breakfasts and breakfast in form of a burrito had my heart racing! the breakfast burrito didn't the guac cos they ran out ( epic sad face, i love my avo!)
The breakfast was generously filled with soft and fluffy scrabbled eggs, rice, beans and a bit of heat from the jalepenos.
Just a tiny money tree in a tea cup to brighten up your day! i may start doing something like this to brighten up my desk at work!
And its officially Spring tmr! enjoy!
Till next time lovelies!