Runcible Spoon

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There’s more than mince and slices of quince on the menu at Runcible Spoon

Egg and bacon really is the perfect culinary coupling. These two kitchen staples are an unstoppable flavour force, working together to bring us quiche, Caesar salad and the ubiquitous bacon-and-egg roll – the backbone of Sydney café menus.

And just to show us that you can’t keep good ingredients down, at Runcible Spoon this classic breakfast pairing has found a new way to show off their smug compatibility: with Thai-style fried eggs, nam jim and pork belly. Two just-set yolks come encased on all sides in golden, fried egg white – almost as if they’ve been swiftly poached in oil – and the pork belly also comes with a crisp, fried shell. To balance things out, it comes with jasmine rice (a little on the firm side), a spicy, fragrant Thai sauce and a zingy little salad to help meet your veggie quota. It’s basically a Thai-style fry-up.

A little on the exotic side first thing in the morning? Go for the potato roesti instead. The wedge of buttery, grated potato cake is the perfect base for poached Berrima Ridge free range eggs, bacon and roast tomatoes.

They use Golden Cobra coffee here. Live large and order yours a little shorter than you might normally (a ¾ flat white! Ooh!) to get the full effect. Or go for the mango smoothie, blended to within an inch of its life and so thick and creamy it feels more like a lassi than a regular smoothie.

For dessert they have caramel popcorn slice, chocolate parfait, muffins and carrot cake. But the real showstoppers are their Japonaise cakes: three layers of almond meringue with coffee cream and caramel sauce and a smattering of toasted almond flakes. We say, goddamn!

You might not even realise it’s there, being hidden behind Deus Ex Machina, but believe us, Runcible Spoon is well worth discovering. Maybe even in a beautiful pea-green boat.

By: Emily Lloyd-Tait


Venue name: Runcible Spoon
Address: 27 Barr Street
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6.30am-4pm; Sat, Sun 7am-3pm

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