We ventured into the city for some brunch. My friends know I love a good brunch, particularly on a weekend. Basket Brothers is situated quite comfortably on the fringe of CBD and neighbouring Surry Hills. It is a great cosy corner venue, just five-minute walk from Sydney Central train station.
It was quite busy as we walked in but the friendly staff helped us settle into a comfortable seat by the window, overlooking the busy Elizabeth Street. The cafe has plenty of space with some larger tables for group meetup.
The decor at Basket Brothers is modern and clean. The entire space is quite light and airy, the floor to ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light. I preferred this kind of ambience as opposed to the trendy dark moody kind. This is the type of cafe suitable for a business meeting, brunch catch up or taking mum out for a treat.
Basket Brothers offers a great mix of healthy dishes and indulgent treats. The all-day breakfast menu looked fantastic with Organic House Granola ($10), Mango & Guava Bircher Muesli ($10) on the same menu as The Brothers World Famous B&E roll - Tradies friendly ($10) or the French Toast with chocolate soil and maple syrup ($17.50).
Everything on the menu looked so appealing and we struggled to decide where to start, but when in doubt, we go for the big Veggie Basket to share. We could not contain our excitement when the staff brought out a long wooden board. There was an abundant supply of food!
We were informed the new winter menu will be out in a couple of weeks and the staff highly recommended their winter signature, Sizzling ShakShuka, which has 2 running eggs, chorizo, capsicum, Roma tomatoes and fresh herbs cooked in hot skillet served with toast. This spicy Shakshuka was an easy and satisfying one-pot wonder!
I found myself relaxing and spending time at Basket Brothers. You don't really have to move as the world comes to you. It is genuinely a cosy laid back place where you can watch cars zoom through Elizabeth Street and interesting Surry Hills locals pass by.
Basket Brother is a delightful cafe to sit at, meet with friends or even just read a book while indulging in a sweet treat with your coffee. There is food for everyone, from the health conscious (Brother's Berries Goodness) to the more indulgent type (Sweet Tooth Toast). Make sure you check out the board for the specials as well!