Edition coffee roasters in Darlinghurst is a favourite for many Sydneysiders, this place epitomises Sydney cafe culture.
It is classy, cool and has foreign influences with their Japanese inspired menu. They now have a second location in Pyrmont, a sophisticated space it could be confused with a fine dining restaurant. With the plating prowess and technique on display, it pretty much is, although without the price tag. Although the breakfast options are etching toward and above the $20 mark, it is very well worth it.
This new space in Pyrmont was somewhat of a surprise, located in between the old Entertainment Centre and Harris Street and out of nowhere this new dining precinct.
The Edition Coffee Roasters crew are known for producing good coffee and a chic Japanese inspired menu.
As expected, the coffee is on point and to accompany this, some Banana bread. However this banana bread has a luxury add on, the yuzu curd. Banana bread has been done to death and is probably a staple at most Sydney cafes and in general we wouldn’t order unless we were in a hurry. But, a few Instagram pics and the word yuzu curd piqued our interest, never mind the fact it was served on banana bread, it could have been served on recycled paper for all we cared. We love Yuzu and in this instance it has made a great partnership with banana bread the sweetness of the banana bread combining with that sharp yet silky decadence of the yuzu curd. This is a must order.
The menu will invite thought with a number of flavour combinations you may not consider, including the poached prawns with apple and broken grain crackers which provide an additional texture to the dish. Played in a sophisticated horse shoe/prawn shape arch, that could give the impression of a fine dine establishment. This is countered with a casual vibe and relaxed service, which we like and also helps Edition avoid that pretentious tag, that would usually accompany such an establishment.
They also do a good barley risotto. We consider ordering risotto very tentatively, having been let down on many occasion in the past. Along with the judges on masterchef, we often cringe at places when this dish is delivered. But we were interested to see what this was like. The Edition Coffee rosters barley risotto with Jerusalem artichoke and lemon thyme thankfully delivered. A comforting dish on an extremly cold Sydney morning. Perfectly prepared and full of flavour.
For another tasty vegetarian option, the asparagus with puffed wild rice is good option we chose to share this as a side.
Rising from the fall of the entertainment centre this new dining precinct and Edition Coffee roasters will provide more excitement than a Sydney Kings game, which at one stage was played out in close proximity. This venue delivering a sophisticated daytime dining experience and one of the better cafes you will find in Sydney.