First Drop Cafe Redfern

First Drop Cafe Redfern

Posted 2014-02-04 by Shelley Bornsteinfollow
First Drop Café , located at the slightly naughty address of 69 Baptist Street is playing a big part in the rebrand of Redfern as Sydney’s newest foodie destination.

Around the corner and up the road from Kepos Street Kitchen, and frequented by the likes of Timomatic; a meal at the ever busy café is not for the faint hearted. With portion sizes better suited to body builders and a menu filled with unique and delicious options; you’ll never go away hungry or disappointed.

Case in point The Ricotta Breakfast

The very relaxed (aka slightly slow) food service is amply compensated for by romantically named dishes such as From Paris with Love ($17.90), a rich tomato-ey concoction of roasted capsicum, eggplant, kalamata olives and free range bacon topped with two poached eggs; or the Athenian “Get into the Greek” ($17.90) Dried figs, haloumi, watermelon slices, organic yoghurt, spanakopita (spinach pie), walnuts and shavings of kefalograviera cheese.

The epic Schwarzenegger Omelette

For a serious stomach filler (one which I couldn’t finish), you can’t go past the aptly named Schwarzenegger Omelette ($16.90) - a staggeringly ginormous, protein rich disk of egg whites, salmon and asparagus.

So big It will be breakfast for another day

Though no option is a bad option, yet for a truly special breakfast moment, our pick is the Rustic Chorizo Breakfast and Scrambled eggs with free range chorizo, sprinkled with paprika, sitting on a bed of fresh spinach, and topped with an onion jam served with sonoma sourdough.

The best bit, with most dishes priced around the $17 mark, it won’t break the bank to begin the day with a meal that would satisfy even the most ravenous of friends.

First Drop Café, a great experience.

First drop is easy to get to with a well frequented bus stop right across the road, and Central station just a 20-minute walk away. Given the amount of food consumed, I think I might take that walk….

Rating: 8/10

Where: 69 Baptist Street Redfern NSW
Why: Massive, tasty breakfast options.
Cost: $16-18
When: Breakfast and Lunch

Good for kids: No
Take away: Yes



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