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Published November 30th 2017
Brunch Goodness in Redfern
With so many great cafes around Sydney for lunch, we were certainly spoiled with choices. As a result, we are always on the look out for new emerging cafes. Everyday Espresso just recently opened and it offers 'not-your-typical' cafe menu.
Hatted chef and consultant Tomislav Martinovic collaborated with Justin Stevenson, owner of Coop & Cart in Haymarket, and their goal was to create a clean sleek space that offers great coffee, and fresh, delicious dishes at an affordable price.
This cosy cafe is conveniently located opposite Redfern train station on Redfern Street. It is really the perfect corner location to grab a good strong coffee in the morning before work. Their drinks menu focuses on barista-made coffee and you can opt for House-blend, Single Origin Espresso or Filter Coffee.
For dine-in customers, the cafe offers a comfortable dining space with large windows, white tiled wall and brown leather seating. The lively green vines added a calming ambience. It is really an oasis in direct contrast to the traffic-heavy Gibbons Street.
No lunch can be started without a cup of coffee. My friend ordered a cup of latte to satisfy her daily dose of caffeine addiction. It was aromatic and smooth.
The menu may have looked simple but it was very appealing as there's a selection of naughty and nice dishes to choose from. The staff highly recommended the Coops Benny with their special yuzu hollandaise sauce or the Almost Paleo Bowl from the healthy options.
The description of the mushroom truffle toastie sounded divine. The buttered brioche was lightly toasted before it was served. The melted triple cheese tasted soft and there was the distinctive truffle aroma in the mushroom. The refreshing pickled celery balanced out the regal rich flavour. Needless to say, this is definitely a comfort toastie if you need a pick-me-up.
We were really excited to try the signature dish. The dish description has a heavy Japanese influence, such as buttermilk karaage chicken and yuzu seasoning.
After a short wait, the Coops Benny arrived. It looked so delicious with all the buttermilk fried chicken pieces topped with a generous spread of creamy hollandaise sauce, streaky bacon and a fried egg in a fresh brasserie croissant.
The karaage chicken was done perfectly and worked well with the bacon and fried egg. A stronger yuzu flavour would be welcomed, as the acidity can cut back some of the rich taste and balance out the palate.
This was a really nice omelette packed with green soba noodle salad, enoki mushrooms drizzled with a good house-made soy dressing.
It is served with a fresh mix of mint and coriander herb salad, the perfect accompaniment to this filling and superbly flavoursome dish. The enoki mushroom was surprisingly nice with soba noodles and the three egg omelette was full of flavour. We agreed this was a beautiful dish.
Haloumi Nights $15.90 (Grilled haloumi, avocado, brown rice, beetroot, red radishes, tahini yoghurt, pistachio nuts & pomegranate dressing)
I very much enjoyed the Halloumi salad bowl. This healthy bowl featured grilled halloumi, avocado, brown rice, beetroot, red radishes, tahini yoghurt, pistachio nutsand pomegranate dressing. It was packed with fresh ingredients and lots of flavours.
The salad was piled high in the bowl and the presentation looked vibrant and healthy. The salad bowl was handmade to order. It was exactly the right size at a reasonable price. There are many options for vegetarians too.
A little dessert was in order after a full meal and we chose a classic carrot cake with pistachio and walnut cream cheese frosting to share. It completely hit the spot too, the carrot cake was soft and perfectly baked and with that pistachio cream cheese tasted like a little slice of heaven!