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Published December 22nd 2017
A Cafe with a View
As a great lover of dining out for brunch and a big fan of waterfront view, I must admit I was pretty excited to meet up with friends for a late breakfast at Celsius Coffee Co (formerly Axil Coffee Co) in Kirribilli.
This quaint cafe is perched on the edge of Kirribilli's communal wharf (literally). To get to this cafe, you will need to walk down the rampway to Kirriblli wharf and you will see a tiny 'shed-like structure' stood above the water, right next to the ferry stop.
The decor is very rustic but it has a great ambience. It was just a regular Saturday morning at the cafe but the atmosphere was alive, busy and happy. I noted it was very busy when I arrived and all empty seats got filled rather expediently due to its popularity. So either go early in the morning or be prepared to wait in line.
It was a perfect location to enjoy a cup of morning coffee and the water views. We could hear the waves gently lapping the foreshores of Kirribilli. We took our eyes away briefly from the million-dollar view to examine the menu.
Instead of the usual bacon and eggs on toast, the menu is repleted with mouthwatering modern Australian delights with some unusual twists. I can't help but think how lucky we are to have a cafe that serves a delicious range of breakfast and brunch dishes.
The Benedict $19.5 (Braised lamb, Japanese Yuzu hollandaise, raw almond dukkah, poached eggs on sourdough)
My friend was excited to try the innovative "The Benedict", served with braised lamb, Japanese yuzu hollandise. Lamb for breakfast? Oh yes! It was hard to resist the whiff of seared lamb aroma from the kitchen.
There were two poached eggs on top of two slices of sourdough dusted with raw almond dukkah and three braised lamb pieces. The lamb were juicy and flavoursome. The creamy yuzu hollandise went well with the overall meal. It was a very good variation of an eggs benedict.
Burrata & Mushrooms $19 (Sautéed oyster, shitake and white mushrooms, local Burrata cheese, chimichurri on sourdough (v))
My Burrata & Mushroons looked very appetizing with 3 different types of mushrooms, a generous dollop of Burrata cheese on a slice of sourdough. The mushrooms were well cooked and seasoned, and the chimichurri dressing was deliciously zingly and went well smeared on the sourdough with the fresh burrata cheese. Overall I was very pleased with my choice.
Celsius waffle with berries, maple syrup, toasted nuts and peanut butter cream $19
I absolutely have to make a mention of the Celsius Waffle. The table beside ours ordered one and we were more excited than the diners themselves when it arrived. We decided to order that sweet waffle heaped with summer berries.
The waffle was a perfect light combination of peanut flavour and fruity freshness. It was not overly sweet and not loaded with syrup. It was artfully topped with berries, toasted nuts, fresh strawberries, and maple syrup dripping into the fluffy waffle. At the centre, there was the beautifully whipped peanut butter cream and every bite was a mouthful of goodness.
It was super pretty to look at but only long enough for me to take a photo, then we devoured this dish.
I always enjoyed coming to this cafe. This is becoming a local favourite because the food is fresh, healthy and delicious, plus the views are beautiful! It is gaining a reputation that it is worth to cross the oceans for.