Devon Cafe, Surry Hills


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.