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The Ultimate Winter Indulgence - It's Truffle Time
The wait is over.

The Ultimate Toastie is back on in Sydney this winter for a limited time only. This is a good enough excuse to revisit this excellent cafe.

Never heard of Devon's luxurious Ultimate Toastie?

Well, I suppose the foodies want to keep this secret from getting out even further. At the current rate, this famed breakfast is getting insanely popular. People are congregating to this little pale-blue cafe with unshakable faith and devotion on this chilly winter morning.

If you think that elusive gourmet black truffles are reserved for the rich and the famous, you may be glad to know that these precious little black gems are within your reach this winter.

Best Foot Forward

Devon Cafe change their menu with the season. Put your best foot forward for these limited-edition dishes.

Today, this little cafe was jammed packed with keen diners so the wait for service is slightly slow. We were seated at front facing the street with plenty of natural lights. This gave us the opportunity and the time to smell the flowers. Lovely cheery pink, aren't they not?

Devon offers several appetizing drink options. We were drawn to the 'For the Kid in You' range and we ordered the lovely Merry Berry ($6.50).

What we got was a lovely lavender purple drink filled with blueberry, raspberry, yoghurt, ice cream and honey. Ice-cream - did you hear that? This was like a dessert drink. It tasted fantastic. It was light, sweet and we absolutely love it.

With a new season comes a new winter menu and one look at it got us fairly excited.

We first ordered the premium breakfast dish - the Eggs Blini which consisted buckwheat blini, cured king salmon, salmon caviar, broccolini, sauce mikado and poached eggs ($19).

It tasted as perfect as it looked. All the fancy elements were beautifully executed with stunning presentation. This must be the prettiest breakfast dish I've been.

The buckwheat blini was soft and moist with beautifully cured king salmon swirled at the top. It is artfully decorated with pearly salmon caviar, micro herbs and two perfectly poached eggs at the center. The ingredients tasted perfect together. To me, it was a magical dish.

Next came the signature dish - the long awaited Ultimate Toastie on the Chef's Specials menu.

We waited with anticipation like little kids (I blamed the Merry Berry to make us this happy). As this was brought to the table the aroma of truffle wafting past was unmistakable.

A thick crusty sourdough toastie smeared with parsley and garlic butter topped with pecorino, inoki mushrooms and wild mushrooms and melted gruyere cheese, sided with two perfectly cooked sunny-up eggs and all generously topped with shaved black truffle.

One look will have you salivating.

My friend wanted to cut through it immediately but I intervened in time to get a few original photos in its preserved untouched form.

Although it was a vegetarian dish, the meat-lover will find this dish quite substantial and filling. The fresh plump mushrooms have an equivalent sensation as a think meat patty. Sausages dimmed next to this breakfast dish.

I am happy to report - the Ultimate Toastie was irresistibly scrumptious with great flavours. It was rich, creamy and earthy. The essence of truffle, mixed mushrooms and butter permeated through the sourdough.

We relished every bite. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a meal so much. It was no wonder why this ultimate special has attracted many headlines and caused such a long queue down Devonshire street.

We went to Devon Cafe with high expectations for the Ultimate Toastie and the entire dining experience exceeded our expectations. The Merry Berry and Eggs Blini were the pleasant surprises.

All dishes here are pretty gorgeous but you should go in with the expectation that the prices will reflect the fine dining pedigree of the chefs.

Yes they were a little on the pricey side but occasionally we should spoil ourselves. Life can be hard and it may seems that we spent most of our time trying to please everyone else but ourselves. It is all right to think about ourselves once in a while. It is not selfish, it is a way to appreciate yourself.

This winter menu is pretty exciting and you should check it out if you are in the area.
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Why? Black Truffle, Fine Dining Chef's Masterpiece. Need to say more?
When: Mon - Fri 6.30 - 4.30pm Sat 8am -3.30pm. Truffle Special on Fri & Sat. Or call to enquire.
Phone: 92118777
Where: 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $25 per person
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