Not visit a shopping centre for a few months and new shops will take the place of numerous old shops. Once such is Marble Street next to the cinema at Macquarie Centre. The space used to be a doughnut chain (Donut King?) then became a churro store and now sells Hong Kong street food like pineapple buns, custard tarts, buns and of course…
Egg Waffles ($4.80). They come in original — what we have here — as well as matcha and chocolate.
Freshly made, the egg waffles have a delicious eggy smell with a crispy shell and breaking apart easily. The eggy flavour comes through less strong in the innards, which have a more cake-like texture and density compared to the lighter and fluffier ones at Come Buy.
The underside of the waffles are flat and while the cup is a tidy vehicle for serving the egg waffle it has a major flaw: the egg waffles inside the cup become soft and soggy, taking away the enjoyable crisp shell.
While we didn’t try their lemon tea, we noticed that it’s served in bags. Perhaps it’s a hark back to the street stalls selling drinks in plastic bags in South East and East Asia, but I highly doubt people would pay a premium ($4.50) for the inconvenience of a bag in Sydney.
Overall, Marble Street isn’t somewhere to return. It seems to mostly cater to customers going into the cinema who are after a cheaper beverage.
Marble Street is located at Level 3 Upper, Macquarie Centre, Corner of Herring Rd & Waterloo Road, North Ryde NSW 2113.