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Published November 20th 2017
A good breakfast leads to a great day
GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
In need of delicious food? Look no further

I was told West Juliett Cafe in Marrickville is a very popular cafe with locals and you can expect to see queues lining up for coffee, breakfast and lunch on every weekend. I was excited to try this cafe.

The cafe atmosphere was chilled and cosy at 8:30am when we first arrived. By 9:00am, the cafe was buzzing. There was a queue of hopeful diners standing out in the front waiting for a table or for their morning coffee. I was impressed with the staff's professionalism to deal with customer surges. The service remained friendly and efficient, coffees delivered quickly, beautifully presented food was also served in a reasonable time frame.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Plenty of baked goods and pastries at the front cabinet near the register. They are all baked in-house!

There was a display of luscious looking homemade cakes and sweets at the counter. Who could resist? They were such evil delicious temptations.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Beautiful Coffee Art

My friend's coffee was the first thing served and she said it had a nice creamy texture with just the right amount of coffee taste. For those who know their coffee lingo, West Juliett's coffee is roasted by Five Senses.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Fresh Pressed Juices $9.00 (watermelon, pineapple, lemon-lime)

I was satisfied with my fresh pressed juice. It was a good, healthy drink and perfect to have on a nice sunny day. We turned our attention to the menu which offered a good selection of delicious sounding dishes. West Juliett just introduced a new menu and they have transformed the basic cafe offerings with pleasant twists.

My friend swiftly decided on the Smashed Avocado. It looked like the most popular breakfast item because we saw half of dozen of these whiz past.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Smashed Avocado $18.50 (poached eggs, roasted vine tomatoes, hazelnut, dukkah, fetta,lemon oil, watercress, toasted sourdough) plus a side of sauteed wild mushrooms $4.50

The simple avocado toast was generously topped with two poached eggs, avocado, fetta, hazelnut, dukkah, lemon oil, watercress and roasted vine tomatoes. It was more flavoursome than we expected and the dukkah was a nice touch to even out the creamy taste of the fetta. We felt adding the sauteed wild mushrooms was a good choice, as they added a nice earthy taste to the vibrant dish.

The eggs were perfectly poached and the toasted sourdough was a great base to soak up all the running yolk. There was a wonderful balance of flavour across the combination of ingredients. My friend enjoyed it greatly.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
West Juliett Green Bowl $19.50 (kale, snow peas, wakame, poached salmon, edamame, sesame, spinach, avocado, wasabi vinaigrette) Add poached egg $3.00. Added a side of cured salmon $6.50

The West Juliett Green Bowl had everything healthy under the sun: kale, snow peas, wakame, edamame, spinach, avocado and a generous salmon fillet. It was like eating a superfood bowl.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Flame torched salmon fillet! My extra side order of cured salmon was a bit redundant

For me, the winning element was the flamed torched salmon, in true Japanese aburi style. It had a smokey taste which complemented the wasabi vinaigrette dressing nicely. The salad bowl tasted fresh and satisfying. It was a great health-conscious dish to have.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
West Juliett Waffle $17.50 (nutella, mascarpone, berries & crushed pistachio & flowers)

I spent a good amount of time food envying the 'waffle dessert that is good enough for breakfast'. It was one seriously epic dish consisting of one thick and fluffy waffle, stacked with berries, crushed pistachio and edible flowers. It was topped with mascarpone and drizzled with a Nutella chocolate sauce. It was so artfully presented that I wondered how one could possibly destroy this creation, but my friend certainly had no qualm messing it up!

The waffle was indeed a joyous dish to have for breakfast. I could not fault anything on this plate. It was divine. West Juliett has certainly hit the sweet spot!

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
White Peony Tea $4.50 (white tea flowers, young peaches)

I ordered a nice pot of tea after the meal, it was a refreshing hit - the white tea flowers and peach were the prominent flavours.

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Only the best will do

We were so satisfied and I thought nothing could beat this fantastic breakfast, but our lovely waitstaff raved about the famous West Juliett's cookies, so we got two cookies to go. Later in the day, I took a bite of the cookie and I regretted not getting half a dozen! The gigantic choc-chip cookie had a crispy edge but it was soft, chewy and gooey with caramel. It was insanely good!

GMV, Food, Cafe, Review, Brunch, Sydney
Start your daily grind with West Juliett

All in all, West Juliett is a fantastic cafe. The servings were generous with very reasonable prices that will keep you full and satisfied for hours. If you're in the Inner West and haven't been, then it's a nice spot to check out - and do try their cookies!
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Why? Busy cafe serving specialty coffee, chocolate cookies and rustic dishes, in a light, open space.
When: 7am - 4pm
Phone: (02) 9519 0101
Where: 30 Llewellyn St, Marrickville NSW 2204
Cost: $25 per person
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