Like most people, I like to search places to eat at 2am in the morning because you know, I’m not hungry enough or anything. From then it begins, stalking the menu, Instagram, Facebook for any crumbs of photos, building the anticipation. So, after a plethora of mouth-watering snaps I decided on Skinny Dip at Bondi Beach.
Eggs Russian ($15.50)
Generous amounts of smoked salmon topped with warm poached eggs and homemade hollandaise sauce with a side of creamy avocado. First up, I was a bit taken by the size of the plate, it was massive and I could barely fit both dishes into my square photo for Instagram (tragic, I know). This dish was a well executed classic brunch with the eggs, salmon and avocado.
Smashed Avocado ($15) + Halloumi ($3.90)
Obviously the anticipation must have gotten to me because I didn’t bother to read the menu properly and skipped the fact that this dish already had bacon, leading me to order extra halloumi. The savoury bacon and halloumi balanced well with the rye toast and creamy avocado. Believe it or not, there was actually spinach (I’m sometimes maybe healthy) in this dish but basically covered by the ridiculously generous amount of bacon.
My friend did a great job pouring the chai through the strainer (insert sarcasm detector here). Although, it was great to see that the cafe used organic leaves, not the overly sweet powdered stuff.
Skinny Dip is a great member of the cafes along Hall St, covering all the basic brunch craves. It’s also close to the beach and great to visit on weekends, especially when the markets are on.
97 Hall St
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026
Contributed by Katrina