15 June 2013

22 Grams (formerly High Street Cafe): Cafe, Randwick (15 June 2013)

166-168 Belmore Road (entrance via High St), Randwick NSW 2031

Setting a high standard

22 Grams (formerly High Street Café) has become a popular cafe for locals from its humble beginnings. It now seems to be on top of its game after improvements with the look and feel of the place while retaining its high standard of coffee with experienced baristas. This review combines three visits and each time the experience has been good. Today's Cappuccino ($3.50) has good roasty flavour and depth. My daugther's Babyccino ($1) wins her heart leaving a big chocolate smile and monobrow on her face after drinking from the cup. The Avocado bruschetta ($9) is stacked high with fresh tomato and topped with basil. It's generous size is best eaten with cutlery than by hand and is improved with extra seasoning from the table. Scrambled eggs with roasted tomato, goats cheese & basil ($12.50) is nicely cooked and one for the goat cheese lovers. There's a tempting display of homemade cakes and pastries for those in need of a sugar hit. The flaky Apple pastry ($4) was good and could only be improved with a side of vanilla ice cream to make it extra special. Decor is cosy helped with plenty of natural light and service remains friendly and efficient.

PROS: Good coffee, Friendly and efficient service, Reasonably priced menu, Freshly baked cakes and pastries
CONS: High chair not available
MUST TRY: Coffee with a cake of your choice
VERDICT: So far consistently good coffee with friendly and switched on service and I hope it continues that way
Visited 15 June 2013

Babyccino ($1) — baby loved it so that's a good sign
Scrambled eggs with roasted tomato, goats cheese & basil ($12.50) — lots of goats cheese flavour, nicely cooked 
Avocado bruschetta with miche sourdough, avocado, fresh tomato & basil ($9) — a little awkward to hold and eat so use cutlery 
Apple pastry ($4)
Cappuccino ($3.50)

Cool, calm and collected barista in action 
Nice hanging light feature
Nice table feature 
Outside seating for smokers and sun lovers 

Visited 28 Oct 2012

Visited 19 Feb 2013
Flat white ($4.50 large) 
Affogato ($5) — nice vanilla bean ice cream 
Chai Latte ($3.50) — quite milky
Flat white ($3.50) — well liked 
Cappuccino ($3.50) — well liked 
Hot chocolate ($3.50) — good chocolate flavour
Free range scrambled egg served with sour dough with bacon ($12) 
Free range scrambled eggs served with sour dough with roasted tomato, goats cheese and basil ($12) — nice flavours 
Free range scrambled eggs served with sourdough with mint & soft, creamy fetta ($12) — mint surprisingly works well with the egg 
White peach & pistachio tart ($4 + extra for ice cream) — nice caramelised pastry, good flavours 
Apple & Pear Crumble Muffin ($3.50 + extra for ice cream) — found it a little dry inside but nice flavours, ice cream goes well with it 

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Milktea Eats said...

the outdoor seating looks really cute! and i love avo or eggs for breakfast so i think ill enjoy this place, too bad its a bit far for me to get to!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

Great find! Have a bit of coffee envy hehe and the babycinno looks good too, extra choc dusting and a marshmallow :)

Simon Leong said...

hi milkteaxx, i love a healthy breakfast

hi vivian, can't complain with a marshmallow although that one's for the parent ;-)

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