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A Typical Sydney-sider’s Breakfast…

Hi All! Geez, I have taken a R-E-A-L-L-Y L-O-N-G lunch, have I?! What was to be attending a meeting for a few days, kept me in Malaysia for nearly a month!

So, what was the first thing I did went I touched down in Sydney? Get myself a cuppa Joe of course!

Needlessly said, Sydney has a fantastic cafe scene. All the cafes here make terrific coffees. It’s a no-brainer that Starbucks couldn’t gain a foot-hold here and 5 years ago had to start closing 3-in-4 shops (61 out of the 84) that they opened back in 2000. Sydney-siders are coffee connoisuers and milk with a dash of cafeine just don’t make the cut.

Today only a few Starbucks remain and the younger clientele often go there for frappes. I only visit Starbucks when I am overseas, their milk with a dash of java is not my kinda thing, but when there’s no choice, what can I do?

Anyway, what I miss most when I am away is my breakfast. A typical breakfast for me is a flat white and depending on how flush I feel with my calories…


Flat White

I will order either…

A toasted Banana Bread, this is the quintessential Aussie cafe staple, but please don’t get me into the debate of the origin of banana bread as I was pulled into with my American friend. I’m simply stating that banana bread is available in all good cafes!


Banana Bread

Almond Croissant with marzipan filling, powdered icing sugar and toasted almond flakes


Almond Croissant

If I am feeling healthy, I might go for fresh fruits with yoghurt with/out muesli


Fresh fruits with yoghurt


Muesli with fresh fruits and yoghurt


Toasted muesli with yoghurt


Muesli with yoghurt and poached fruits

I love Poached Eggs!


Poached eggs, avocado with toast


Poached eggs with parmesan and mushrooms

Otherwise, sunny-side ups will do…


Sunny-side up with toast


Sunny-side up with bacon and hash

If I am feeling naughty, something sweet to take off the itch…


Ricotta pancakes


French Toast with maple syrup

If I am on the run…


Ham and Cheese Croissant


Avocado, tomato and basil on sour dough toast

A very simple Toast


Sour dough with marmalade and butter

If I’m really time-crunched and need fuel, a muffin on the run!



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