Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen has come up quite a bit on my Instagram feed recently and the food looked so good that I dragged Steve there the other day for Brunch.
Situated in Alexandria, we turned up at around 1:30pm only to wait in a very long line that moved much faster than I was expecting. After a half an hour’s wait, we were seated to our own table. Most of the tables in there are long so lots of separate groups sit together. This can be uncomfortable for some but I quite liked the idea that they were filling up the space in there.
For a start, I really liked the building. Obviously well thought out and what looked like was in an old warehouse, it really seems like the industrial suburb of Alexandria is pulling out some great places to eat at nowadays. I was surprised on how many people were there to the point where there was a coffee shop in the foyer of the canteen to sit and have a coffee and a sandwich if you couldn’t be bothered to queue and wait for the real deal.
Fruit Plate – $15
(Seasonal fresh fruit w/biodynamic yoghurt)
Breakfast with Gwyneth $20
(sauteed white quinoa, kale and mixed greens w/garlic and chilli under two fried biodynamic eggs)
Something Green Smoothie $8
(kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon)
Sun Shades Smoothie $8
(beet, carrot, spinach, kale, cucumber, celery and
I had the fruit plate and although it was a bit on the pricey side it was by far THE best fruit I have ever eaten. A mixture of fruit including oranges, kiwis, passion fruit, pears, grapes, strawberries, mint and a new delicious fruit I have never even heard of called persimmon all situated around an amazing yoghurt ( I only had a little as I’m trying to stay off the dairy). The waitress told me they buy their fruit from a wholesaler called Back2Eden.
Steve’s Breakfast with Gwyneth (I’m guessing that’s a dedication to the actress?) was euqually as good and I tried a bit of his eggs which were incredible. The quinoa and kale were fried and although I’ve not tried fried quinoa before it had a big of a kind of Asian fried rice feel to it.
The smoothies were brilliant and when we left the place I was buzzing for a good few hours after this fruit burst! I have to say, this place ranks up there as one of my favourite café’s in Sydney so far. It drew in a bit of a pretentious crowd but then seeing as it’s situated in Alexandria, what else would you expect?
Have you been to any great cafes or restaurants recently in Sydney?
I’m on the lookout for more healthy places to try out!
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