Le Monde Café, Surry Hills (revisited)

Le Monde, Surry Hills (revisited)

Five senses coffee (their own blend). 83 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. It’s been over two years since I last reviewed this place, and so when I received a couple of emails from the cafe about the changes that had taken place there, I felt I had to return to see what had happened. Inside, the place looks much as I remember it, but their menu has improved, and their coffee – wow!

A set of shelves behind the coffee-making area of the cafe show off a rich variety of tools for brewing coffee, and a blackboard leaning against the coffee machine talks about the single origin of the day: clearly they are serious about every aspect of their coffee making.

The decaf is really great: it’s sweet, with a hint of vanilla. Certainly holds its head high in Surry Hills, if not in Sydney.

The food menu is creative, too: there’s a $25 breakfast tasting plate (for two people) that I’m hoping to try someday (let me know if you’d like to come with me), but on this particular day, I try the scrambled egg muffin with basil and parmesan: some great flavours, and a level of creativity above the basic bacon-and-egg roll that is more common on a breakfast menu.

If you find yourself at Central station with some time to spare, make the journey up here: you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. $25 breakfast tasting plate sounds like a great idea – I’d be up for that. I’m in Sydney in August… Question is, are they open on the weekend?

  2. Hi Dave,

    would be happy to meet you and combine that with the tasting plate – I’ve been advised that it may not be around much longer so I’m hoping to get to it while it is!


  3. Apparently the tasting plate is now $ 35.00. Still awesome! I was going to do it with 2 other couples but they told me they could only take 5 people max per sitting as otherwise the quality of the food would be spoiled. We ended up cancelling 🙁

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