Time flies. Or I’m painfully behind in publishing posts. But, towards the end of last year, before one of my colleagues left to join the Australian army, and before K returned to Indonesia to run his mother’s seafood export business, we went for lunch at Brooklyn Hide in Surry Hills.
From the offering of New York style bagels and wraps, I try the Hells Kitchen with proscuitto, avocado, feta, rocket and lime on a poppy seed bagel ($10).
I love a good bagel. Like a good pretzel, it’s dense and firm but spongy and chewy, and the bagels at Brooklyn Hide were all that. The proscuitto and rocket gave just enough bite and freshness to the soft ricotta and avocado.
It’s a long and warm day so an iced latte ($3.50) perks me up and cools me down. One of my pet peeves with cafes in Australia is that they expect you to sweeten your coffees with large brown sugar crystals. That’s fine with hot coffees, but it just doesn’t work with cold drinks. In any case, sugar crystals aside, it’s a decent latte.
Unfortunately, a decent bagel and latte for $14 means I’m unlikely to return soon.
Brooklyn Hide is located at 226 Commonwealth St, Sydney NSW 2010.