Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe

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It goes like this: if you only visit one cafe in Sydney, this is it.

Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe

The shortcut to knowing all the best places to go is to find someone who has been around for some time! I found this 'semi-local' in my junior college friend and he strongly recommended Devon Cafe, which turned out to be a incredible choice. Devon Cafe is located within the dynamic cultural hub of Surry Hills, home to eateries, bars and cafes. 


Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe
Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe

Devon Cafe is unsurprisingly... stuffed to its brim with cafe-goers. There are three main sections in the cafe (difficult to picture without jabbing my elbow in someone's face): one, at the front of house; two, semi-alfresco area with sunlight streaming in; three, a cavern-like backroom. I'll definitely recommend the semi-alfresco area because... sunlight is your best friend for food photography. Really, three-quarters of the battle is won. The remaining quarter... gorgeous plating, of course.

Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe

This Little Lost Bread (AUD17)... oh boy would I bring it home with me. I rarely describe anything to be ingenious, but this combination is such a happy party together: brioche French toast, fresh and freeze-dried strawberries, balsamic and strawberry gastrique, strawberry cheesecake ice-cream, and Arnott's biscuit crumble. The sweet and sour overtones from all the different elements make it such a wonderful brunch choice. The strawberry cheesecake ice-cream has this very velvety and hit the right notes of what it should be. Definitely recommended! You can add bacon for AUD4 but I can't imagine how that would fit in this equation... (okay okay, bacon fits everywhere)

Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe
Sydney's Cafe Pick: Devon Cafe

Breakfast with the Sakuma's  (AUD25) makes me want to kidnap the Sakuma's family to make brekkie for me. There's a generous slab of miso-grilled king salmon, accompanied with a smoked eel croquette, sixty-three degree egg, radish petit salad and kewpie mayonnaise. It was really delicious, and I tried very hard not to hijack this from my friend's plate. Table manners and gluttony habits are just so difficult to balance. 
Go to Devon Cafe. Don't even think twice about it!

Devon Cafe
76 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010


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