Forbes & Burton, Darlinghurst
Breakfast. One of my favourite meals of the day. Quite aside from the fact that I am a raging caffeine addict and if I don’t have coffee and food by 9am I turn into a wailing banshee!
That said, I have civilised friends who understand the value of an “early” breakfast. It means that you’re not fighting for a seat (usually) and all specials are available!
This morning our merry trio headed to Forbes & Burton in Darlinghurst, one of our favourite spots. At 9am we’re just about the only people there, and then, suddenly in walks someone exceedingly familiar. I smile, but for the life of me can’t remember her name. Older lady, I wonder where I know her from…? It hits me. Germaine Greer. For breakfast, at the table next to me. Probably thinking that we’re a bunch of middle class, spoilt, inner city brats. She’s probably right by that assumption!
After our star spotting, we get down to ordering. Dining Companion 1 orders fried eggs, sausages & mushrooms with toast. She requests that her yolks are totally cooked.
Dining Companion 2 orders his eggs poached, with bacon and mushrooms and toast
I choose super simple: poached egg with mulitgrain and vegemite (part of my healthy eating plan, so I can still eat the naughty stuff 😉
The food, as usual is always good. So is the coffee. The coffee is actually really good.
Recently head chef David Pegrum has left to head up Bronte Road Bistro and the restaurant is no longer open for dinner. But this doesn’t seem to have affected the daytime menu.
Everything comes out reasonably fast, but the cafe soon fills up and people are waiting patiently and eyeing off our table…we leave them to it, and amble on home with full and happy tummies…
Forbes & Burton
252 Forbes Street
02 9356 8788