Western Sydney writer, trier of new things and lover of food
Published October 6th 2014
All sorts of delectable breakfast foods, all day, every day
I haven't had a really good, decent brunch in a while, so when the opportunity presented itself one beautiful, sunny morning, we decided to try the Hills area as I'd heard there are some great cafes around. We decided to check out Sol. Café in Baulkham Hills as it had great reviews. For those who live far from the Hills District, Baulkham Hills is easily accessible via the M7 and M2.
The café is located in a little precinct on a busy road but there is ample parking in the nearby Baulkham Hills Stocklands Mall. The café is small-ish but neat and tidy inside with a good amount of seating, and there's more seating outside as well. We chose an outside table as the weather was nice and the outdoor area had a French-café vibe. There's also a little table outside with free water where you can pour yourself unlimited cold (tap) water.
Their menu is quite impressive with all sorts of breakfast options like granola, bruschetta, ranch eggs, muffins, artisan breads, fritters, pancakes, burritos, mezze plates and all sorts of egg creations cooked to your liking. Besides the standard coffee menu, they also have freshly squeezed juices. Everything on the menu looked so tempting. It truly is a breakfast-lover's heaven.
It was hard to choose what to get but I eventually settled on ranch eggs with extra bacon and avocado and washed it down with freshly squeezed "green juice" consisting of cucumber, apple, mint and spinach. My partner had eggs hollandaise washed down with coke. The meals came out super quick. We liked the cute little glass mason jar-looking cups that the drinks were presented in, and the perfectly cooked eggs. My ranch eggs were nice and hot (chilli-hot and temperature-hot), came with two slices of crusty bread for dipping, and presented nicely on a wooden tray. The green juice was beautifully refreshing, and was perfect for cooling off after a hot meal. My partner's eggs hollandaise were perfectly creamy and gooey, and I couldn't resist sopping up some of his hollandaise sauce with some of my bread (it looked so yummy!)
The serving sizes of the dishes were quite good – they weren't small but weren't overly big either. As for service, the waitress who served us was very attentive throughout our time there and she was friendly without being overbearing. The prices were also very reasonable, and not as expensive as we thought – we have paid more for similar meals at other cafes, so it was great value for money. Altogether we paid under $55 for our meals plus drinks.
I would definitely love to come back here to try their other mouth-watering meals!