After my adventures into the baked goods at Brickfields, I took N with me to try their cafe menu. The menu is small with only a handful of items, but that underscores the fact that they are a bakery first and foremost. There are about 4 different items on their menu, three of which are sandwiches.
We opt out of the sandwiches and instead each order the plate of smoked trout rosti, tomato and bread salad with soft egg ($16). In addition to the listed items, the dish has dill, coriander, and red onion as well as some crunchy, salty mix sprinkled on the eggs. Instead of bread, the dish replaces (or interprets?) it, with potato hash.
The soft egg was a highlight — there’s nothing better than a soft boiled egg except delicious crunchy seasoning on a soft boiled egg. The potato hash was beautifully browned, and the serving of tomato was a generous mix of different varieties — cherry, grape, and globe — that was sure to make any tomato fan happy. While the smoked trout seemed as if it were supposed to be the ‘star’ of the dish, I almost forgot it was there for the most part — it was hidden underneath all the other components and the serving was small, but I did find it juicy when I enjoyed it. This was also my first encounter with dill — raw greens usually have a bitter grassy flavour so I’m not one to seek them out — and I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t entirely mind it. This is one tasty dish!
Brickfields is located at 206 Cleveland Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.