Devon Café in Surry Hills has an exciting new menu just in time to warm your stomach's this Winter. Devon Cafe is known for their Asian fusion, fresh seasonal produce and coffee as they takes on a fine-dining approach and blend it with a casual cafe culture (and affordable as well). They now also have a sister-branch at Barangaroo! Devon is one of Sydney's favourite brunch spots so make sure you get in early to avoid the queues.
Yakuza Chicken Burger with a Melting Mozzarella Katsu.
Burgers are all the rage right now and we could literally not be happier - what a time to be a foodie. The only downside is the up-size in the pants department but a chicken burger can't be that bad right?Devon's chicken burger was like no chicken burger we had tasted before. Every bite was packed with flavour from the teriyaki marinated chicken and a secret sauce that was pure heaven. Topped with a slab of stringy mozzarella katsu, bacon and greens, if you can fit your mouth around this mostrosity of a burger then you are in for a good time. Admittedly, the cheese block was slightly moreish but it was so worth it!
This is a perfect example of were contemporary fine dining meets cafe. It takes such an out of the box thinking style to think of combining Pumpkin puree, chargrilled sourdough, goats curd, nori, nuts, seeds with the fan favourite crispy kale. The addition of the crispy kale made a whole of difference. We also added poached eggs to the bruschetta but slowly realised it wasn't needed. Given the portion size as well, surprisingly we couldn't even finish it. They were very generous with the roasted nuts and chickpeas. There was something missing from the dish but we can't quite put our finger on it.
This dessert is very interesting in that it is not just a simple cheesecake, but rather a complex dessert that combines elements of Hojicha cream, sponge, crunch, sauce, yuzu gel and mandarins - if either one of those elements were missing from the spoon then it really falls apart and you start experiencing overindulgence of one or the other. The first few bites were quite nice, but the more we ate, the harder it became to finish. The mandarins slowly disappeared and the important moisture was deducted from the balance of this dish. The presentation was beautiful and almost reminded usof an underwater sea theme.
Finish everything off with a nice tea and conversations before you continue with your day.
Disclaimer: Snapshots of Food dined was guests of Devon Cafe