I hardly frequent this side of town, so I did make an effort to come to Newtown for this cafe (after the whole hype of fake cronuts, or now they call Brewnuts here, since as I've mentioned a million times, Cronuts is trademarked by Dominique Ansel). There weren't any Brewnuts here, so my streak of not having fake cronuts continues (which is a good thing)
Lemon Meringue Cruffin-$6
It's a cross between croissant and muffin. It sort of flaky like a croissant, but a bit denser and taller in shape, like a muffin. I actually quite like this since if you don't want a muffin since they're normally cakey, then go with a cruffin I hiss some it's lighter. There was a nice lemon curd inside, topped with a fluffy meringue.
Sweet Earl Grey Tea-$6
It sounded nice on paper, but this drink tasted really odd. It's not sweet or bitter like earl grey tea. It just tasted off like medicine or a flat, flavourless soda water. Would not recommend.
Brownout French Toast with sour cherry and watermelon compote, white chocolate cream cheese and freeze dried fruits-$16
It's very small in size for the price. The cream cheese is quite sweet but balanced well with the sourness from the sauce. It was more of a cruffin that was french toasted.
Coffee rubbed beef brisket with hummus, roasted beetroot, mushrooms, poached eggs on toast-~$18
It sounded interesting on paper so decided to order it. First time have coffee flavoured beef. It sort of had an Asian flavour too it. Didn't fully taste like coffee, but more the aroma and bitterness from it in the beef. The hummus was smooth and love the mushrooms, but not much beetroot and the piece of toast was quite small in comparison to the toppings, ended up running out of bread...
I guess this cafe is alright, just not worth the hype, or maybe I missed out on the better dishes during the hype...