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Published August 23rd 2017
You've got all day to enjoy breakfast
When it comes to going out for brunch, the residents of Leichhardt are spoiled for good Italian coffee and good food.

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The signature brunch dish:Smashed Avo

Sitting on the iconic Norton Street within Sydney's "Little Italy' community, Leichhardt Espresso is a vibrant and popular cafe. They serve all-day breakfast, a delicious lunch menu, strong Campos Coffee and a good range of fresh juices, smoothies and shakes!

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Leichhardt Espresso

It was clearly a busy institution. There was a long queue for takeaway coffee but the staff were all friendly, efficient and patient. We were greeted with a smile and the menu soon followed after we sat down.

I am usually decisive, but there were way too many delectable dishes on the menu that I liked the sound of. The salmon brioche with smashed avo & ricotta on brioche toast, finished with balsamic glaze ($15.90) and the thick cut French brioche toast soaked in a special egg mix with cinnamon, strawberries & maple syrup ($17.50) were two of their many mouth-watering offerings. The 3-layers Buttermilk pancake stack with fresh banana, strawberries & maple syrup ($17.50) was another intriguing choice.

The Big Veg Brekkie ($21.50) and Nonna's Meatballs ($16.9) also sounded delicious.The price was so reasonable compared to the Eastern suburb's cafes and I wanted to try everything! It was a hard choice to make!

Good morning coffee $4.00

My friend got to start her day with a good strong coffee. She was rather pleased with the coffee they delivered.

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Freshly Squeezed Juice $7.00; Mixed Berry Smoothie $7.9

We heard good things about their juices and smoothies and we needed a healthy boost after a long week. The smoothie was great and the juice was super fresh and tasty.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Sydney, Egg, Breakfast, Brunch
Chive & Crispy prosciutto Scrambled Eggs (served with toasted sourdough) $16.90

The staff highly recommend the Chive & Crispy Prosciutto Scramble Eggs. We went with that suggestion and we received an impressive breakfast dish. The paper-thin prosciutto was crispy and the chef arranged them artfully with edible flowers. The scramble eggs were creamy, decadent and luscious, perfect with a good crispy sourdough bread.

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Smashed Avocado Bruschetta (Cherry tomatoes, crumbled Danish feta & balsamic glaze on soy linseed bread) $16.90

We also ordered one the Leichhardt Espresso's signature dishes - the famed smashed avocado bruschetta! It was topped with cherry tomatoes, crumbled Danish feta and balsamic glaze on healthy soy linseed bread. What a generous serving for only $16.90! We absolutely loved the styling and colour of this dish!

It was indeed a winner.

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New York Reuben Sandwich (corned beef, sauerkraut, whiskey sour pickles, American red cheddar, thousand island dressing & American mustard on rye) $14.90

The NY Reuben sandwich was a mouthwatering cafe classic.There was a Reuben sandwich craze a year ago but not many cafes offer that anymore. My friend was excited to see this on the menu. The sandwich was grilled and cheesy and the sauerkraut added a nice tanginess.

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Chicken Caesar Salad(Cos lettuce with bacon, free range egg, croutons, fresh Parmesan & a delicious aioli dressing) $17.90

Someone once said that you can judge a place by how well they make a Caesar salad. I have to agree with that statement because it is my favourite salad. My Italian friend first introduced this simple salad to me and I have been addicted ever since.

Leichhardt Espresso's Caesar Salad was deliciously flavoursome! The ingredients were aplenty. The poached chicken was soft and tender, the dressing was creamy and it was a generous serving size. I thoroughly enjoyed this but I do wish they had put anchovies in it.

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Wedges with sweet chili and sour cream $7.90

It was a great sunny weekend and we lingered on with our drinks and a 'small' serving of wedges. These wedges were deliciously crispy and moreish. We stayed long enough to finish all the delicious food.

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Weekend brunch feast

If you are looking for a relaxed cafe with friendly local atmosphere, good Italian coffee and great reasonably priced food, look no further than Leichhardt Espresso! – It is perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It is a conveniently located directly opposite the Norton Plaza.

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Queue up for Campos Coffee

Leichhardt Espresso seriously created a huge dilemma for me, as there were several items on the menu I could have chosen. I have deep regret that I did not save room for a finger-licking Nutella & oreo cronut. I now need to make this a regular haunt so that I can eat my way through the menu.

@clairemcpherson.cpm #cpmonlinemarketing.

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Why? All day breakfast
When: 6.30am - 5pm
Phone: (02) 9560 5144
Where: 5/70 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Cost: $20 per person on average
Your Comment
looks fabulous :)
by Joy (score: 3|1912) 1083 days ago
Great food pics, very colourful.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2162) 1081 days ago
mmmh yum my mouth is watering, great photos and commentary
by Kate Blake (score: 3|1415) 1083 days ago
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