During my last trip to Sydney back in November 2016, I didn’t really go out and eat at restaurants but there is one particular place that I love so much. I and my sisters pretty much have a similarity when it comes to spending family time together, so few days before I flew back to Jakarta, we decided to have a Friday brunch in Rosebery: The 5th Earl.
The reason why we chose this place was because we had something to do nearby so we looked up the info online of where to eat in the neighborhood. Rosebery has many interesting places that are already well-known, such as, Black Star Pastry’s newest outlet, Doux Amour Patisserie, Gelato Messina, and so on. Yes, we also visited them but let’s focus on 5th Earl first now. XD
FYI, from what we gathered online, it seems that 5th Earl has many rave reviews, not only for the food, but also for the place and service. That sounds like a perfect choice for us!
We went there in the morning, it was quiet but the atmosphere was somehow lively. When we entered the place, the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee welcomed us nicely. The place has this warm industrial design completed with red pipes, vintage hanging lights, and inviting warm cushions. At the first glance, the restaurant looks casual but something about it makes it great for a romantic first date, too. Maybe it’s the chair, maybe it’s the lighting, the ambience is great for social spot and certainly makes us feel comfortable in seconds.
Ordered some coffee to accompany our brunch and we were thrilled because they use Toby’s Estate coffee here. The Hot Mocha was good and dense enough to put smile on my face.
For the food, they have an extensive selection of menu, inspired by healthy yet satisfying Mediterranean meals, make sure to read the description of each menu carefully before you order. Interestingly, you can also opt for vegetarian and/or gluten-free menu as stated clearly, so there will always be something for everyone on the table. 😉 If you are looking for something heavier, from 11 AM you can order the HUNGRY selection which contains “heavier” menu, although I personally think that the breakfast menu are already heavy and fulfilling the way it is!
Prices for food range from AUD 5.50 to 27.90.
Eggs On Toast AUD 10.90
The Earl’s Breakfast AUD 21.90
To be honest, although one should eat breakfast like a King, I myself am not really a breakfast champion. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish all these stuffs by myself, but thank God, I was with my 2 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, so I guessed I would be alright.
Everything on this plate was UBER DELICIOUS, seriously. Everything was served fresh, cooked with perfection, and slightly under-seasoned, which is good because we can always add salt and pepper according to our own liking. Rather than adding boring salad for the platter, they only put roasted tomatoes, which is good for the color and has many health benefits as well. Even if nothing goes well in this place, I would at least come back for this!
Zucchini And Corn Fritters AUD 18.90
Benny Roll AUD 13.90
Look at ’em poached eggs! This was insanely good, and my writing can never do the judge. XD
Overall, we were very satisfied with our brunch at 5th Earl, although there are many other promising café around the neighborhood that are worth visiting as well. The food are outstanding: taste delicious, generous serving portion, and most importantly, we feel good eating here.
Currency Rate: AUD 1 = +/- IDR 10,200 = +/- USD 0.77
** This review is written based on our visit on 25 November 2016.
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