Nelson Road Tuck Shop – Bondi Junction, Sydney

Eggs & soldiers - Boiled eggs, chive sour cream, crispy capers & sourdough soldiers with asparagus ($14)

Eggs & soldiers – Boiled eggs, chive sour cream, crispy capers & sourdough soldiers with asparagus ($14)

There’s something super appealing about eggs in jars with other stuff.

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Breakfast and Lunch at Bread and Circus – Alexandria, Sydney

Lunch table

Lunch table

A slightly belated post – but you get a double whammy in this one! I present to you breakfast and lunch eaten at Bread and Circus in Alexandria. Not on the same day, obviously, just so you don’t think I’m a fatty… Breakfast was eaten several weeks ago with the lovely L, while lunch was had with M just last week. M was visiting from Germany, so I must say we’ve had a very foodie week amongst other cool things. But first, onto breakfast…

Caramelised Lemony Banana Pancakes - banana, ricotta and biodynamic egg flourless pancake with maple syrup, lemon compound butter, caramelised banana and a strawberry basil salad ($19)

Caramelised Lemony Banana Pancakes – banana, ricotta and biodynamic egg flourless pancake with maple syrup, lemon compound butter, caramelised banana and a strawberry basil salad ($19)

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Lunch at In The Annex – Glebe/Forest Lodge, Sydney

Beef 2 Ways, Artichoke and Egg ($16)

Beef 2 Ways, Artichoke and Egg ($16)

We interrupt our UK food reports to bring you a quick update from In the Annex. After going to In The Annex for breakfast a while back, I really wanted to come back for lunch. To be honest, I looked at this review of their lunch and thought – wow, that food is being served in a cafe?!  Looks like fine-dining plating style to me! Their lunch menu is small, only 3 options as well as sandwiches, but you can also have anything off the breakfast menu so there’s actually plenty to choose from. I’ve been looking for a cafe that serves ‘food with a difference’ for a while, and while Fleetwood Macchiato didn’t really do it for me, I think I’ve found what I wanted here at In the Annex.

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The Edinburgh Larder Cafe – Edinburgh, Scotland

Baked egg with cream and cheese (£5.25)

Baked egg with cream and cheese (£5.25)

As an avid cafe-goer in Sydney, and with breakfast not included at our hotel, one of the first issues S and I tackled upon arrival in Edinburgh was – which cool cafe are we going to have breakfast at?! After scouring Urbanspoon and various food blogs, we made a shortlist and picked The Edinburgh Larder Cafe, pretty much because we were running late that morning and The Larder is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel!

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The Drift – London, UK

Californian Kick Start with poached eggs on toasted English muffin topped with hummus, guacamole, flat mushroom, grilled plum tomato and sweet chilli sauce (£7.95)

Californian Kick Start with poached eggs on toasted English muffin topped with hummus, guacamole, flat mushroom, grilled plum tomato and sweet chilli sauce (£7.95)

Sunday brunch has become somewhat of a tradition between T, S and I. After a girly sleepover we had originally endeavoured to go to Duck & Waffle – ridiculously popular right now, no doubt due in part to this blog review and the infamous cronut… However being in holiday-mode meant we didn’t book in time, so we resolved to go to The Drift – also located in Heron Tower on Bishopsgate, but on Level 1, accessed via a side entrance.

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