Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

20140909-IMG_20140909_132720A couple of col­leagues and I went to Devon in Surry Hills a couple of weeks ago. It was rather warm day and K had con­vinced me that Devon was ‘just behind Central Station’. Which it is, just on the oth­er side of Central than I had in mind! As if its loc­a­tion in Surry Hills didn’t already give it away, Devon is hip­ster as you can see from its interi­or. It’s famed dish, the sak­uma (which fea­tures an eel cro­quette!) has won awards, as has its barista.


I have a weak­ness for ori­gin­al bruschetta (I love toma­toes!), and any­thing called bruschetta gen­er­ally. At Devon, I also had their spin on bruschetta: roas­ted egg­plant, hum­mus, labne, za’atar, cori­ander, fried onion on Turkish bread ($11).

With good bruschetta, the top­pings are always piled so high it’s quite a task to eat! And this was no dif­fer­ent. With every bite, I was reminded of babagan­oush but bet­ter. Better because this is more than a dip — there is actu­al tex­ture that makes up that deli­cious fla­vour of babagan­oush. The chick peas (and the actu­al nuts!) gave the bruschetta a pleas­ant nut­ti­ness, while the yoghurt kept the dish fresh.

Devon is loc­ated at 76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.