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Left of Field

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by Anna Rose (subscribe)
I'm a music enthusiast and foodie looking for new places and experiences.
Published July 7th 2016
Quirky waterside brunch spot
Upon the recommendation of a passionate foodie friend, we went to Left of Field, a popular brunch waterside spot. Located around 10 minutes from Rhodes station, it is a convenient, comfortable and casual hub for Sydneysiders.

Left of Field, Cafe
Left of Field Cafe


It is also great for food pics as the sunlight during the day provides excellent natural lighting for optimal insta-worthy pictures.

Already a favourite on Instagram, it is gathering more traction in the brunch market because of the equally attractive food and friendly staff. The interior decor provided a very calming ambience and complimented the natural lighting from the outside.

We were immediately greeted my our waitress who was really accommodating with us as our party had not fully arrived.
We ordered a pork belly burger with fried egg and crispy pig ear fries.

Pig Ear Fries, Burger, Pork, Pork Belly, Pig
Pork belly burger with a side of pig ear fries ($21)


Probably a frequent question, we asked our waitress what pig ear fries were and to our collective surprise, they were in fact made of pig ear cartilage and skin that is then deep fried for a crispy yet.chewy texture. Hesitantly we ordered this upon being mildly frightened at the eccentricity of this dish.

The dish came quite efficiently as it was a quiet 11am weekday. After finding the correct angle and lighting for the many food pictures, we tasted the crispy pig ear fries. Personally, it was not bad but perhaps, a little too salty for my taste as I had to follow my bite with gulps of water. The pork belly burger was rather delicious and reminded me of a pulled pork burger which I love, The crunchy texture from the pig cheek schnitzel and the nicely fried egg defined the burger and was the obvious highlight.

Upon the arrival of a third member, we were introduced to a daily special which was honey thyme pumpkin soup served with brioche and butter. The pumpkin soup had good reviews from my friend who mentioned that he would come again purely for the soup which was said to have a nice consistency and authentic flavours.

Pumpkin soup, thyme, honey, brioche, butter
Honey thyme pumpkin soup


Lastly, we had the famous hotcakes coated in earl grey sauce.
The quirky character of this restaurant was again on display in this dish as it was topped with maple popcorn, drizzle of earl grey and various berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries circulating the dish.

Hotcakes, Earl Grey, Popcorn
Hotcakes in Earl Grey Sauce


Overall, it was a very pleasant brunch experience, full of photo opportunities. I would definitely visit this establishment again in the near future to try the other delicious sounding dishes on the all day menu. It was a very relaxing experience made better by the extremely nice staff.
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Why? Lovely waterside brunch spot
When: Anytime
Where: 3/7 Gauthorpe St, Rhodes NSW 2138
Cost: $15-25
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The soup sounds really nice. Different as well.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12398) 1104 days ago
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