Devon Cafe has a number of venues around Sydney (and Jakarta) offering fine dining and casual cafe food under the same roof. We visited their North Sydney location and found the whole experience to be outstanding.
From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed. We were directed to our table, shown the menu and served food promptly.
There is a good mix of decadent, healthy and comforting food. We tried the food on the new menu, which can be purchased separately or as part of their $69 brunch menu (with the exception of “Eggs for Days” which is a favourite sold individually.
We began with some of their classy snacks. The snacks see three bite size pieces of high quality ingredients served at $10 per piece; Caviar devilled egg, topped with Siberian caviar, Spanner Crab Toast, with Tasmanian sea urchin on Brioche, and our favourite, the Uni Hash – potato hash, king salmon belly tartare, Tasmanian sea urchin. Each piece was creative and carefully plated, beautiful in appearance and taste.
For the mains, we sampled the following:
• Eggs for Daze – spanner crab meat, served with soft boiled eggs, doused in hollandaise, topped with Siberian caviar and chives, served on brioche with a side of Asparagus. Undoubtedly a decadent dish and one we hear is popular with diners.
• Wagyu and Potatoes – a generous serving of Wagyu beef, sitting atop a smoked potato puree, jus and served with a runny egg yolk as the feature. Wagyu was perfectly cooked, still a touch of red and layered nicely over the purée. No expenses spared on quality.
• Scampi Pasta – this was our favourite dish, a fresh egg spaghettini, flavoured with saffron, tomato, parsley and served with grilled jumbo scampi. Whilst this is an expensive dish, it is worth every dollar.
Some greens (broccolini, asparagus and kale) was served with beetroot for a nice side dish.
We also finished off with some desserts, perfect for the approaching Summer:
• “My Asian Cousin” – a lovely soft Coconut and lychee tapioca, Kensington pride mangoes, mango puree, coconut jelly, freeze dried mandarin also served as a work of art. We loved this, especially the texture of the tapioca.
• Their Sundae– they often do a truffle one, but for Summer, you’ll find the Hokkaido milk soft serve with caramelised figs, truffle honey and sprinkled with corn flakes.
The coffee here uses their bean , roasted specifically for Devon Cafe. We loved this.
What a stunning menu and cafe in all regards.
Devon Cafe North Sydney
36 Blue St
North Sydney NSW
02 8971 0377
Tue – Fri: 07:30 – 14:30
Sat – Sun: 08:30 – 15:00
(Kitchen closes at 14.30)
Thewhereto were hosted by the venue