Devon at Barangaroo is the spinoff sister cafe of Devon Surry Hills. We were so excited when we found out that it was going to open in the new CBD complex with a slightly different menu and rushed to try it!
To drink, I ordered the matcha latte. It was rich and full of matcha flavour, the perfect autumn morning pick me up! The first dish we ordered was the classic eggs blini with buckwheat blini, citrus cured king salmon, poached eggs, salmon caviar, broccolini and maltaise sauce. This was delicious, the blini was fluffy and went well with the fresh salmon and perfectly runny poached eggs. The broccolini added a bit of health and crunch to the dish!
We also ordered the brushcetta with a side of salmon and the KJI fried chicken. The bruschetta was with grilled sourdough, heirloom tomatoes, goats curd, prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella and parmesan crisps. This was such a beautiful take on a classic dish, every element was bursting with colour and it tasted great too! The goats curd and prosciutto added a sharp texture to the tomatoes and bread while the buffalo mozzarella was nice and creamy.
The KJI fried chicken is a weekday lunch special and consisted of korean fried chicken, samjang sauce, kimchi mayo and cabbage. The chicken was so juicy and delicious and the spicy kimchi mayo cut through the bread perfectly to add a delightful tingle.
Last but not least, we ended off our meal with the infamous DD special, matcha and hojicha soft serve and hot chips. This was every bit as indulgent as it sounds, the hot chips were nice and crispy and tasted amazing with the rich and sweet ice cream. The salty/sweet, hot/cold combo is a weird one, but works so so well in this dish!
Overall, Devon at Barangaroo is a great cafe that blends typical brunch dishes with great Asian elements and flavours. With a range of dishes exclusive to this sister cafe of the original, it’s a must-visit for brunch lovers!