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Brickfields, Chippendale

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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.

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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.

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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.