Since my last visit*, new owners Andrew Menczel and Laci Csobonyei have taken the stark out of this Philippe Starck space.
With Laci’s own artworks now adorning the walls, and a mural of Budapest backing the kitchen, the overall effect is quite homely.
Despite being an architectural purist, I will admit to preferring the newly painted floor and shiny light fittings.
Midweek, diners hail from nearby offices, arriving for daily sandwich specials and a mug of Toby’s Estate. On weekends, you’ll find a laidback collection of Surry Hills locals devouring all-day breakfasts. A slightly burnt Flat White ($3.50) picked things up with a bonus wafer.
My sniffily nose appreciated the gentle Peppermint and Organic Refresh Tea ($4/pot); whilst my dining companion’s hangover responded to Tomato Juice ($5).
Besides the usual café favourites, taken up a notch by using premium ingredients, the menu reads like it was compiled on a Eurail Pass. All aboard for a spectacular ‘Goats on Toast’ ($12) featuring a warm wheel of Trinity Cellars goat’s cheese, Brasserie Bread’s ripper sour cherry loaf, smashed walnuts and drizzled honey.
Next stop - Spanish Baked Eggs with Chorizo, Olives and Manchego ($16.90) – a well-presented plate, let down only by fully set yolks.
Two Good Eggs
Shop 2, 148 Goulburn Street (cnr Brisbane Street), Surry Hills
Ph: (02) 9283 9694