Bread and Circus {food}

When you arrive on Fountain Street you’ll see Don Campos. Yep! That’s the also the entrance to Bread and Circus. It’s pretty amazing as you enter because the whole place is full of people with a beautiful interior. You’ve got fresh plants and vegetables decorated on the counters and on the dining tables. I love places like these because it’s like a lovely outdoor setting, except within a restaurant!

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L-R: - 'Something Green' (kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon with optional ginger)  - 'Minty Citrus' (pineapple, apple, lemon and mint with optional cucumber) - 'The Ranga' (orange and watermelon with optional ginger optional)  - little glass $6 - large glass $8

L-R: – ‘Something Green‘ (kale, spinach, cucumber, celery, apple and lemon with optional ginger)
– ‘Minty Citrus(pineapple, apple, lemon and mint with optional cucumber)
‘The Ranga‘ (orange and watermelon with optional ginger optional)
little glass $6
large glass $8

Let’s just say for the ‘Something Green‘, a very healthy drink which requires toughening up to be consumed because the ginger and the celery is  just way too strong. The ‘Minty Citrus‘ was really nice, with pineapple and lemon coming out strongest. As you get to the bottom, it becomes a lot more sour. ‘The Ranga‘ wasn’t sweet or sour but was just right. Minty Citrus was definitely the most sour and the Ranga was a balanced drink. If you’re not a fan of ginger or celery or a strong taste similar to ginger, best to avoid the first drink.

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As it was lunchtime, my companies and I couldn’t resist ordering from the breakfast menu which is available all day. So we decided to order one of the most typical breakfast dishes- scrambled eggs with sourdough. An ordinary dish just like any dish at any good cafe. The eggs were very standard with it being a little thin, not as thick as the scrambled eggs I’ve tried elsewhere which I do have a preference for.

'Parmesan not-so-scrambled eggs' (biodynamic eggs w/bullet chilli [or] real truffle oil, under shaved parmesan w/ avocado, baby spinach, fresh herbs and sourdough) $20

Parmesan not-so-scrambled eggs
(biodynamic eggs w/bullet chilli [or] real truffle oil, under shaved parmesan w/ avocado, baby spinach, fresh herbs and sourdough)
$20

'Organic inglewood parmesan chicken schnitzel' (in a sage rosemary thyme sourdough biodynamic egg crust, served w/ horseradish biodynamic yoghurt parmesan and daily salads) $27

‘Organic inglewood parmesan chicken schnitzel’
(in a sage rosemary thyme sourdough biodynamic egg crust, served w/ horseradish biodynamic yoghurt parmesan and daily salads)
$27

For me, the schnitzel was probably the highlight of this dish. The salad was really nice as it really complimented the schnitzel. The best part about the salad was the brown rice and eggplant- all too healthy just by looking at the photo !

'Slow roasted ginger & anise pork shoulder' (served w/ daily salads) $27

‘Slow roasted ginger & anise pork shoulder’
(served w/ daily salads)
$27

I personally felt the price paid for this dish wasn’t worth what was received. For $27, you’d expect spectacular food, but not food equivalent to those served at the Quay of course. The pork shoulder had a very asian taste to it. Though the chicken was quite dry, it did absorb all the good flavour. It seemed like the broth used to cook the pork meat would have been something similar to Pho soup. As well as this, star anise also did come through really well. But despite this, the dish was pretty average to be honest.

Overall, great atmosphere for a morning on the weekends. I’d definitely visit this place again, most probably to try more breakfast. I guess in Sydney, we tend to eat out more for lunch or dinner so breakfast is something which I think should be done more often 🙂

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