Our return from the annual rounds of the CeBIT Australia computer expo out at Olympic Park found H and me at the south-eastern exit of Central Station just before 1, in time for an early lunch at Devon Cafe.
My tastebuds are set on Little Lost Bread ($16), this time with Piña Colada French toast, rum cooked pineapple, fresh coconut, pineapple gel, roasted coconut chips, and coconut ice cream. For protein, I add bacon.
This Little Lost Bread was a delicious marriage of coconut and pineapple flavours. The brioche was pillowy soft and covered in toasty golden brown desiccated coconut beneath a dusting of fresh coconut. The rum cooked pineapple gave an intensely sweet and acidic kick to the dish that contrasted with the sweetness of the pineapple gel, while the coconut ice cream was super smooth, giving a pleasant not-too-sweet- cold hit to every bite. And finally, the roasted coconut chips added a delicious crunch. This French toast is a taste sensation.
I pair my dessert-cum-lunch with a Dragonwell Tea, a pan-roasted green tea from China. Renowned for its high quality, this pot had a bright flavour with pleasant nutty notes.
Devon Cafe is located at 76 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010.