Growing up, rif and I always wanted a little café of our own. But this dream of ours was put on hold to make way for ambition, career progression and other life responsibilities. Over the years, this dream of our cosy café was pushed further back in my mind until recent events.
I haven’t been happy with what I do at work and have flirted with the thought of telling my superiors to “suck it”. During these moments, I’ve also entertained the idea of starting a café with rif and a group of our close friends. Just like Two Good Eggs in Sydney.
Located at the corner of Goulborn Street in Surry Hills, Two Good Eggs was just a 5-minute walk from where my place in Hyde Park. Formerly a warehouse, the place sports tall windows and a red-walled entrance, with wafts of freshly roasted coffee beans.
The breakfast here is amazing and the Two Poached Eggs with Hollandaise, avocado, spinach and sourdough is definitely a must-order. You can choose between bacon, ham or smoked mushrooms (AUD17.90), or smoked salmon (AUD18.90). I had the latter during my first visit and until today, I’m still drooling at the thought of it. Like the name suggests, they were really two good poached eggs – perfectly cooked with runny yolk and soft but firm whites.
Also good was the Two Good Eggs Breakfast (AUD17.90); hash browns, roasted mushrooms, poached eggs, bacon, homemade tomato chutney and sourdough toast. I liked how everything was made from scratch; especially the chutney as it was robustly flaovured with a jam-like consistency.
On our next visit, rif and I tried the Wagyu Beef Burger (AUD17.90) from the lunch menu and the Slow Cooked Kurobuta Pork Neck (AUD18.90) from the daily specials.
The burger featured a thick beef patty with smoked aioli, tomato relish, crispy greens and cheddar, served with a side of chunky chips. I liked that they didn’t over season the patty and it was cooked to a lovely medium doneness. Good stuff!
I don’t think the slow cooked kurobuta pork neck is available as I write this, but it was so good! The meat was meltingly tender and tasted even better with the leek & onion mash with caramelised pear. They served this with two poached eggs for a breakfast-y feel.
Coffee is pretty decent here — I tried the cappuccino and latte (AUD4 each) during my time here. Milder than what I would prefer but still good enough to make my day.
Thinking about Two Good Eggs makes me feel like dropping everything and open my own cafe. But until I can make breakfast this good (or find someone who can), I have no choice but to cling on to my day job. 😥
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Food: 8/10 (non halal)
Verdict: One of the best breakfasts I’ve eaten so far!