The eastern suburbs of Sydney is becoming a popular weekend brunch spot for many locals and visitors. Specifically, Darlinghurst is turning into a hip place with many quaint shops and eateries including a French-inspired cafe, Sel et Poivre.
We stepped in for breakfast and Sel et Poivre really do have all things French. This is the place where you can reminisce about that French bistro that you found tucked away in Paris last time you were there.
'Vego' open omelette with spinach, potato, tomato & mixed herbs & Gruyere cheese $12.90
I must say the vegetarian omelette was probably the nicest I've ever had. It was full of flavour with the spinach, potato, tomato and mixed herbs fillings. It was generously topped with oozing melty Gruyere chese without being greasy. It was a deceptively filling dish.
My friend got an incurable sweet tooth and a dessert-style breakfast was more in her league. She ordered a brioche French Toast ($10.50) and it was simply presented with fresh strawberries and we get to pour our own pure maple syrup.
Generously pour your own maple syrup all over. Don't hold back!
We didn't hold back with the maple syrup because it was not sickening sweet. Consequently, the sugar-dusted French toast was liberally drenched in maple syrup. The light and airy brioche instantly became moist and it was a taste sensation. My friend was exceedingly pleased with it.
The cafe is cosy, charming with French music play in the background. Best of all the staff are French speaking and very plesant. This is the place you can enjoy a lovely authentic French breakfast experience for as little as $20.