A 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.