This small and charming Hoxton cafe was the perfect way to celebrate a birthday. The Australian-owned venue switches up the menu frequently, keeping it seasonal and interesting. Their signature style of taking traditional dishes and spicing them up with some slightly more unusual ingredients never seems to disappoint!
Having a good mix of sweet and savoury brunch dishes, the menu was hard to pick from, especially with a sweet tooth! But the array of cakes and pastries on the counter persuaded me to choose the chipotle baked eggs and order a birthday treat for after (saved room in our dessert stomachs, obviously). The eggs were well up there with the best baked eggs of ALL time! Wow, they were good. The spice level was perfect with side of sour cream and guac to complement it. And the beans made it into a hearty meal, along with the perfectly toasted sourdough bread. One friend went for the avo-crab toast with yuzu, chilli and radish which I was assured was just as delicious.
Dessert was lamingtons and peanut butter brownies to share. This was the first lamington I had ever tried and it was delicious. For some reason, although I’m not sure why, I expected it to be filled with jam. However, the vanilla sponge and chocolate fondant were a great combination for a light and soft dessert that wasn’t too sickly. Definitely a recipe I’d like to try soon!
For a quiet and relaxed brunch with interesting food, definitely head down to Friends of Ours. Tucked away slightly, we did not have to battle any queues and only waited about 10 minutes for a table. Well worth a visit, I’ll be returning soon!