Ah, breakfast in Darlo…one of my favourite things to do! The choice available never ceases to satisfy!
Since Pelagio changed hands about a year ago, things have changed. Formerly a deli/greengrocer with a huge range of products available with some eat in options, the space has been cleared and refined…
We meet here for breakfast bright and early (9am) to avoid a wait for tables…
Service is brisk and friendly, and our coffees are delivered quickly by the lovely waitress.
The table stretches the length of the narrow space and encourages communality of dining, a feature shared with A Tavola across the street. No coincidence here, Head Chef of A Tavola, Eugenio Maiale, co-owns this little slice of deliciousness with neighbouring gelateria’s Nick Palumbo, owner of Gelato Messina.
First up the girl from Potts Point orders her favourite combination. Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. I assume it’s good cause she finishes it!
Our visitor from Bris-Vegas tries the omelette from the specials board that consists of potato, olives, goats cheese and fresh herbs:
The only criticism here that there are a few too many olives for our visitor’s taste..otherwise it looks super tasty..
I can’t choose between the Organic Bircher with poached rhubarb, the baked ricotta with hazelnuts and cherries or the fresh sardine bruschetta with tomato, parsley and lemon…I go for the sardines..as these are not something you see often fresh…
These sardines were gorgeous, really, really fresh; zingy with lemon, then cut with the sweetness of the tomato..yum! I hope that this dish makes a regular appearance on the specials menu.
P.S. the coffee was great
235 Victoria Street
02 9360 1011