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Published April 10th 2014
Good Coffee & Food? Worth the Hike?
Doing brunch in the inner Sydney is a costly exercise. Diners are picky, fickle and want to look cool without trying too hard. Luckily, Surry Hills cafes are doing everything they can to entice us in.

If you're an experimental cafe-hopper and looking for an on-trend brunch spot with good strong brewed coffee and simple good food. chances are you will find them in Reuben Hills.

Reuben Hills really looked unassuming from the outside. I was expecting a nice contemporary cafe with an American flair, instead, I got a warehouse-turn-into-a-cafe.

Rueben Hills was already filled with nearby office workers when we arrived at 11:30pm. Most were hovering around the baristas waiting for their much-needed coffee.

We were shown to to a large communal table right at the back of the cafe,by the rear roller garage door's entrance.

The interior fit-out was simply decorated, clean and kind of hip.

The menu looked entertaining and it was a bit difficult to pick from. They were mainly derived from Latin-American with a nice inspired twist on the traditional.

Some of the dish have really barbaric bogan names, such as: the "best f*cking fried chicken you'll ever have" or the"'dog's breakfast" or "that sh*t crazy" Now has that caught your attention?

This was a good flat white ($4) with real wake-me-up. It tasted fantastic with a beautiful smooth finish with every sip.

The price was definitely not cheap and costed slightly more than the average.

By the way, you can skip the whole dining experience here, but you can't go past their famous shake. Their salted caramel is very popular and voted the 'People's Choice'.

Today I got the fig and honey shake and it was served in an old fashion silver milkshake cup. The burst of sweet chilled honey fig ice cream was just so amazing. Despite being an overly-expensive milkshake ($8.50), it was a beautiful creamy shake from start to finish.

We got curious and got the 'This NOT Reuben' ($18).

Yes, just like rebellious teenagers, when told not to do something, it gives us the pleasure to do exactly that. That said, if it is NOT reuben, we wanted to see what we will get.

The sandwich was served inside of a classic red plastic serving basket. The salted Wagyu briskets were flavourful, moist and juicy; but the pickled slaw was quite dominate with horseradish cream.

It was a very tasty sandwich but we feel the price was quite steep for the quality and quantity of the dish.

We also got the soft baked egg served with chorizo, spinach, ranchero and rye breads ($18). It was a hearty tasty dish with two running egg yolks over spicy tomato Ranchro sauce served on a retro plate.

In all honesty, I have created a similar dish at home and all the total ingredient costs were under $5. If interested, see my recipe here.

The social vibe was contagious and diners seemed happy over good coffee.

The food were a bit over priced in our opinion. Food portions were small for the price we pay.

The quality and the tastiness of the food was decent but not so spectacular that I will recommend to every second person.

It is not my personal pick for best cafe in Surry Hills, but good to check out yourself when you have a surplus budget.
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When: 7:30am - 3:30pm
Phone: 02 9211 5556
Where: 61 Albion Street, Surry Hills
Cost: Approx $20 - $30
Your Comment
Thanks for your review. Perhaps in future, for fun try to find the best value for money cafe in Surry Hills. I have a favourite in Darlington, It's called "Ella" on Abercrombie st. Their big brekkie is huge for $16. Great for first date idea. Cheers
by nano- (score: 1|11) 2553 days ago
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