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Fitzroy Food Co

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by Katherine Thomas (subscribe)
Having spent the last few years living abroad I now wish to rediscover my home city of Sydney to keep that 'travelling feeling' and share my findings with those that might want a bit of inspiration.
Published July 26th 2015
The new contender on the favourite Sydney brunches stage
Nestled amongst the leafy streets of Kirribilli, opposite the newest Small Bar location, is foodies delight; Fitzroy Food Co.

Unassuming from the street, this neighbourhood gem packs a flavour punch in its brunch offering and will surely start cementing its place on the hit list of discerning North Shore diners.

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Ricotta pancakes

It is not often that I would return to a cafe twice in as many weekends, however high quality food, generous portions, and tasteful décor are inviting on chilly mornings. A slightly Scandinavian feel with warm wooden tones, plenty of indoor foliage and funky filament light-bulbs make the Sydney location drop away. Looking out at the neighbouring bars, eateries and historical terrace gardens one could easily imagine themselves in cosmopolitan London or neighbourhood Paris.

Returning to the food; offerings are varied and fresh takes on old classics. The Eggs Benedict ($15) was so plentiful that my companion chose it twice in his two visits; content in the knowledge that it would sustain him until his soccer match finished at 5pm, despite eating at 10am. Two poached eggs, two pieces of toast, several slices of bacon, generous serving of spinach, grilled tomato and perfectly balanced Hollandaise sauce was so filling it could easily be split between two.

The Spanish beans with poached egg ($14) is a slightly lighter option, however no less flavoursome. The beans were home-made; no comparisons could be drawn between Heinz and the Fitzroy Food Co's offerings. Presentation was lovely, and all in all, it was a perfect brunch.

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Spanish beans & poached egg

On the return visit, I deviated from my standard savouries and had a dalliance with the sweet. The ricotta pancakes served with berry compote, double cream and maple syrup ($14) were a reward to the palate for taking a break from eggs. Dense enough to sustain me for several hours (unlike per say – McDonalds hotcakes which are nothing but sugar and air), the puffed saucers of goodness had a gorgeous subtle flavour without being overwhelmingly sweet. The blueberries were served warm, and complemented the ricotta perfectly, and only a touch of the syrup was added to balance the cream. It was truly a delight to eat, and I was sorry when they were gone.

If you are looking for something to eat whilst on the run, and can't commit to a sit-down breakfast, or those who want something on the smaller side; the cafe also offers home-made muffins ($4.50) which look heavenly, bacon and egg brioche rolls ($8), amongst other items.

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Eggs Benedict

With brunch being a Sydney staple and a plethora of venues to choose from, it is not often that a cafe stands out so dramatically without the advantage of amazing views, farmers markets, gardens or the like. The Fitzroy Food Co. shines on its own with a commitment to wholesome, nutritious and flavourful food, good coffee and exemplary service. It will not be long before it starts 'trending' on the numerous cafe listings in Sydney. I myself look forward to returning and sampling the lunch and dinner offerings!
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Why? Delicious food, generous servings, classy surroundings
When: Daily from 7am
Phone: 02 9922 3236
Where: 31A Fitzroy Street, Kirribilli 2061
Cost: Food from $4.50
Your Comment
Great review.

Those Spanish beans would be my pick, but the ricotta pancakes do look and sound extremely good :) yum yum!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 1808 days ago
Looks lie some fantastic brunch meals, especially the pancakes.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 1808 days ago
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