Friday, February 12, 2010

Sydney Vegan: Saturday Brunch

As part of a lazy, rainy Saturday morning in Newtown, Andy and I walked the quick 2 minutes up to Naked Espresso for brunch. We got there shortly after 10, when it opens, and it was already nearly full. But we were still served quickly, the food was hot and delicious, and the place had a cozy, homey feel to it (especially with a 5 year old giving us our menus and an owner giving out free coffee to a woman who came in with a takeaway cup from down the street).

We started off with some hot drinks. Hot Chocolate for me.

And cappucino for Andy.

Then, breakfast. I got the Scrambled Tofu Feast. The tofu was really delicous, spicy and zingy and a little bit wobbly. The sides were all great as well -- sauteed spinach, mushrooms, hash browns, roasted pumpkin, sourdough bread and homemade baked beans.

Andy nearly ordered the Morning After Fry-Up, but he changed his mind at the last moment and got the Aussie Vegan Feast instead. This was a plate of smoked tofu, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, hash browns, a grilled tomato, roasted pumpkin, sourdough bread and homemade baked beans. Andy didn't love this, because I think he ordered the wrong thing for him -- he loves his food saucy and this wasn't. He wasn't bowled over by the smoked tofu, but he did think the baked beans were delicious, which is a big deal for someone who usually doesn't like baked beans. I should have offered to swap, but I was too enamored of the tofu scramble to think so generously.

As we got ready to leave someone was served the BLAT -- vegan bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato on sourdough bread. We both seriously considered a second course, but we were well and truly stuffed.


Hannah said...

Om nom nom! I am so obsessed with the idea of tofu scrambles... I can't wait to start experimenting with them when I get back to my kitchen! Gotta love eats that go zing!

Theresa said...

I know! Whole peppercorns! Zing!!!

steph said...

I love Naked Espresso! I still rank it as my number one breakfast.

Vaala ◪ said...

I have to say, both those breakfasts look amazing, especially that tofu scramble. It's making me hungry just looking at it. Hmmm, now if only somewhere here would make scramble like that.