The former sous chef from Bistro Guillaume Zacharay Tan and the former graduate from Guillaume at Bennelong Jacqui Ektoros have combined forces to create the Devon Café. The Devon Café is located on Devonshire Street (ofcourse) in the Surry Hills area. This small and narrow casual café features quality dining and an all-day menu.
Window display of in-house freshly made treats and goodies.
Merry Berry – blueberry, raspberry, yogurt, honey, ice cream ($6.50)
This berry smoothie was light and refreshing. There were small chunks of blueberries and raspberry’s mixed throughout that added a really nice texture and consistency that I enjoyed. The honey around the inside of the glass and the dash throughout added a nice sweetness.
Kaya Toast – coconut jam, butter, light soy 63′ eggs, brioche toast ($12.50)
A very simple meal, but sometimes for breakfast that’s all you want. The coconut jam tasted exactly how you would imagine. The egg was perfectly cooked at 63 degrees and adds the savoury factor needed to balance out the sweetness from the jam and sweet brioche bread.
Mr KJI Chicken Burger – Korean friend chicken, brioche bun, go juchang and peanut sauce, brussel sprouts and kimchi slaw served with chips ($19)
I’m unsure as to what KJI stands for – Kim Jong perhaps? Regardless, this chicken burger was a particularly good choice on my part. The chicken was deep fried and super crispy on the outside and on the inside it was moist, tender and juicy. The go juchang, peanut and kimchi mixed well together to give this dish its Korean appeal. Tasty and filling, it was perfect for Sunday brunch.
Prosciutto, salami, cheeses, tomato relish, bread and house pickled vegetables
A splendid anti-pasta board with a wide variety of choices. You can never go wrong with ordering this as a starter?
Yotam’s Scotch Egg – lamb kibbeh, quail egg, chickpeas, micro herbs, bread ($21)
A unique Mediterranean dish. A soft poached quail egg was surrounded by a crispy ball shaped lamb mince kibbeh. This sat on a bed of Arabic salad which included chickpeas and radish. It was super delicious when I broke up the kibbeh, breaking the egg and mixing it around with the mince bits and salad.
Breakfast of Champions – Spanish blood sausage, chestnut, celeriac gratin, apple puree, fried egg ($18.50)
Breakfast with the Sakumas – miso grilled king salmon, smoked eel croquette, 63′ egg, radish petit salad & kewpi mayonnaise ($24.50)
This was a delightful dish and I found that the salmon was tender and juicy. It was well marinated and had a hint of miso flavour. This was accompanied by a rice croquette which was nicely flavoured and fried. Sitting next to this was a perfectly poached egg. This is a quite a heavy dish, but you can probably still have room for dessert.
Every dish I saw was delicious and beautifully presented. Like always, there was a 30 minute wait to get a table around 10am on a Sunday. However, I didn’t mind waiting as the front house staff were super nice and friendly and you can purchase take away coffee and treats to have while you wait.
76 Devonshire Street,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010