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Published July 21st 2015
Delicious cronuts, beverages and brunch in a comfy shop
My friend and I visited Brewtown Newtown, known for their beverages and also, their very popular cronuts of many exotic flavours. Thinking Brewtown Newtown belonged to the chain of small and adorable shop fronts on King Street, I walked down King Street and completely passed Brewtown Newtown on O'Connell Street. When I finally found it, I was surprised to see it hidden away from the rush and crowd of King Street.
As it just hit midday, Brewtown Newtown was filled with people and so a friendly waitress asked us to sit on a bench beside the door to wait for a spot for two.
She said it would only be a 5 min wait. I was amazed by the service from start to finish with our waiter bringing us carbonated water and filling it if it went dry without our intentional requests. We waited only a few moments before she came back and led us to our spot on the bench. Already set on our bench was the menu which we immediately flicked through.
The food sounded amazing and complex with many new and exciting contents that I haven't heard of. As with many restaurants of the same style, there was the option of an all day breakfast with delicious dishes such as scrambled or poached eggs on toast with house relish and belgian waffles with stewed autumnal fruits, orange, ricotta and roast tamarillo.
Eventually, after much perusal, i chose the toasted Brewtown made pumpkin bread with cinnamon and ginger butter, honey and lime mascarpone. My friend opted for a mini egg benedict brioche roll with salmon.
Mini egg benedict brioche roll with a latte from Brewtown Newtown
The food came quite swiftly despite the crowded restaurant. I was surprised to see such a large and generous pumpkin toast portion presented in a neat and delicious looking manner. Likewise, my friend's dish had an immaculate presentation and she said that it was very beautifully cooked. I watched as she cut into the egg. The egg was soft and the yolk gently ran into the other contents of the brioche. I loved the crust of my pumpkin toast as it balanced the softness of the dough which was full of pumpkin, cinnamon and ginger butter flavour. The unusual flavour combination was perfect.
Despite being absolutely full, we came for the cronuts and we didn't dare leave without trying one. After a long discussion on which cronut to take, we chose the salted caramel and macadamia cronut which was delicious!
I absolutely loved the food experience at Brewtown Newtown which had both excellent service and great choices in food. I would recommend trying the cronuts as they stand as one of the specialties of Brewtown Newtown