Filling a burger-sized hole in Sydney’s breakfast scene, Bare Grill on Bourke kicked off their first brekky offering last weekend. To answer the most obvious question – yes, they’re doing a Breakfast Burger ($15.50), and yes, it’s freakin’ awesome, just like the rest of their daytime burger range.
Your standard beef patty on soft milk buns affair is turned breakfast-appropriate with bacon, egg and a hash brown, along with some grilled onions and a spiral of barbeque sauce. This burger also comes with cheese, but I fully support you getting your full calcium intake by doing the six buck melted raclette add-on.
There’s absolutely nothing obscene about oozing Swiss cheese at breakfast time, though scraping it over my fried egg did cause a yolk blowout that made breakfast into a rather sticky affair.
Now before you roll your eyes about the unhealthy burgerisation of Sydney, they do also offer an equally delicious bowl of Home Made Muesli ($15) garnished with coconut yoghurt and strawberry coulis. It’s rounded out with a jug of coconut milk, and goes down a treat with Apple or Orange Juice ($4).
There’s also a pretty plate of edible-flower garnished Smoked Salmon ($18) with sourdough, rocket, avocado and slightly watery scrambled eggs.
It wouldn’t be a proper Sydney breakfast menu without the opportunity to eat your housing deposit as an Avocado Smash ($15.50), muddled here with mint and fetta on Turkish bread, surrounded by chorizo crumbs.
Having given up the dream of home ownership long ago, my go-to dish has to be their slightly pricey Baked Eggs ($17.50) with the buttered Toast ($2.50) add-on. The baked eggs are dotted with chorizo, haloumi, olives, tomato and sour cream, though it’s the addition of spinach and the spring onion garnish that takes it somewhere fresh, light and new.
Grab a Cappuccino ($3.50) and explore any of these dishes any Friday, Saturday or Sunday before noon.
NOTE: see a previous review for this venue back HERE.
Bare Grill on Bourke
Shop 15, 417-435 Bourke Street, Surry Hills
Ph: (02) 8964 4214