29 June 2009

Sloanes Café: Big Breakfast, Paddington (28 June 2009)

312 Oxford Street, Paddington NSW 2021

Tucked away garden courtyard

This very popular café is located amongst the busy shopping strip of Paddington and is well located to take a break in it's nice garden courtyard. I noticed there's mixed reviews on Eatability with some not happy with the service but my experience today was very pleasant and the busy service staff managed to remain calm and friendly under the pressure of a full lunchtime crowd. For me the garden courtyard is much more relaxing than the noisy front dining section near the street.

Whenever I spot a Big Breakfast on a menu I'm always keen to try it and Sloanes cooks up a decent sized version which was very good and much better than the one I tried at Fifi Foveaux's on Crown Street. Everyone seemed very happy with their meals although the chilli and garlic in the prawn linguine was perhaps too subtle to taste and having the salad in the same bowl made the balsamic dressing start to mix with the pasta sauce. The fish I was told tasted very fresh 'like the sea' and the burger very filling, tasty and delicious.

Where's your favourite Big Breakfast in Sydney?

Fresh orange, pineapple, apple and carrot juice $5

Sloanes Big Breakfast: Free range eggs, bacon, mushroom, tomato, sausage and toasted sourdough bread $16.50

Beef Burger with chips and salad $16.50

Prawn, chilli, garlic linguine $15.50

Fish and chips with garden salad $15.50

Specials menu board


Garden courtyard

Front dining area


Stephcookie said...

Ooh excellent, I'm always on the hunt for good cafes in paddington! That big brekkie looks quite generous and tasty. I liked one courtyard cafe on oxford st that I posted about recently, it was at the back of a flower shop so it was very pretty.

Betty said...

The poached eggs look perfect. Love the shot with the runny yolk!

Simon Leong said...

hi stephcookie, i love discovering hidden courtyards.

hi betty, always a sign of a properly cooked egg :-)

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