Civilian is one of those places that just makes perfect sense.
A well thought out menu, indoor and outdoor seating, dog friendly, kid friendly, considerate service and located in the quieter streets of Darlinghurst – what boxes doesn’t Civilian tick? We arrived “early” just after 9am and by the time we left just before 1 pm (time gets away from you like that at Civilian), the place was bustling. The echoes of weekend gossip, laughter and the sounds of customers wiping their plates clean cheerfully resonates amongst the nearby apartment buildings in the sweet setting of this café.
Civilian, now brewing one of Darlinghurst’s best coffees. Big call I know, but I stand by it. Food wise, we were treated to a selection of the café’s most popular dishes: eggs Benedict, eggs Florentine, salmon crispy potatoes and brioche French toast all of which I can guarantee you, did not disappoint.
Poached eggs cooked to perfection. The fluffiest English muffins. And crispy smoked bacon adding a modern touch to the eggs Benny.
Civilian continues to nail the breakfast classics offering an extensive brunch and lunch menu with a range of fresh pastries and ‘Muffin of the day’ available each day. This dish is a breakfast winner.
French toast brioche
Melt in your mouth brioche, sweet berries, smokey bacon and a quill of custard to cut through all the goodness. French toast just got better.
When I think about everything that I loved about my meal at Civilian, it all seems to come back to generosity and putting the customer at the heart of everything they do. The portion sizes are generous, the service is genuinely friendly and there was never that sense of being moved along even when the crowds began to build. In a café culture where we’re served minuscule meals, where good service is optional and it’s about getting as many customers through the door – Civilian is a gem amongst the rest.
Click here to visit our previous post of Civilian and their dinner options. – Please note, their menu may change.
Civilian Bar & Kitchen
248 Palmer Street,
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Contributed by Kat Nguyen-Thai, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys