It was a fine Sunday and my friends and I decided to have brunch at The Wedge Espresso situated in the heart of Glebe. The Wedge Espresso is a small café, with its entrance on Cooper Street. Its setup is a little unusual as it is long rather than wide, but this only adds to the quirky ambience of this cute café.
Iced Milo ($5.00).
We came in a group of four, and due to the café's small size, the only seats that were suitable for us were four stools by the open bar style seating. The majority of tables are large enough to seat only two. There were copies of the menu on the long bar already and after a few minutes a member of staff came to take our drink orders.
After we had placed our drink orders, we then had another waiter come by and take our food order. Our food took longer than the average café, which I found strange as most of what we had ordered consisted of sandwiches. Nevertheless, we received our food orders eventually. L, J and S were taken aback by the amount of salt that had been liberally sprinkled on their dishes. Despite that, L heartily enjoyed her Cheeseburgwich ($12), which as the name signifies, is a hybrid between a cheeseburger and a sandwich. J also didn't like the heap of salt that had been sprinkled on top of her chicken and leek sandwich ($12).
The breakfast plate ($16) is an array of prosciutto, bocconcini, tomatoes, avocado, two boiled eggs and sourdough toast with a liberal sprinkling of sea salt and pepper. S found it to be a little too salty, but enjoyed it anyway.
Chicken and leek sandwich.
Pulled pork and apple sandwich.
I however really enjoyed my pulled pork and apple sandwich ($11). The bread was fresh and soft and the thinly sliced pieces of apple added a sweet and crispy contrast to the flavour of the cider vinegar slaw. I enjoy highly salty foods, so I didn't mind the amount of salt that had been sprinkled on my sandwich.
The service at The Wedge is friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere; casual and relaxed. It was a good environment to catch up with friends for lunch, but definitely not suitable for groups of more than four due to the size and configuration of the café.
Menu at The Wedge Espresso
Where: 53-55 Glebe Point Road, Glebe (entrance via Cooper Street)
Why: Friendly service, great ambience and tasty meals.
Cost: $5 - $14
When: Monday - Saturday 8am - 4pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm