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Published July 5th 2014
This Redfern favourite is open from dawn til' dusk - all day breakfast menu, delicious brunch and lunch menu, and then followed by tapas and wine for the evening. The Spanish-influenced dishes here are accompanied by the Tapeo bakery next door, showcasing freshly baked breads and gluten-free pastries and desserts. It's located on the corner of Redfern and Chalmers St, about 10 minute walk from Redfern station.
If you want to try the favourites on their menu, it is suggested that you try the Pan tumaca - poached eggs, crispy prosciutto, freshly crushed tomatoes and garlic sourdough; the Catalonia - poached eggs, chorizo, mixed wild mushrooms, dijon and honey sauce; and the Malawa - savoury pancake with freshly crushed tomatoes, boiled egg feta.
Expect breakfast and lunch dishes to be $16 on average, and definitely expect some great coffee.
Where has the wonderful baker gone? Apparently he was also a famous chef in an earlier kitchen lifetime. When I ate at Tapeo a few times in early 2013 it was wonderful to receive his warm European welcome and choose from baskets overflowing with the most fabulous gluten free croissants and bread rolls. Anyway, these delightful breakfast basics are now sadly missing and we were sent on a wild goose chase next door as various staff checked to see "if there were any left" (9.00am). The only remaining highlight is an equally caring and charming waiter from Wagga and some nice coffee.