17/110 Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW
(02) 9300 0111
On a recent trip to Sydney to celebrate my birthday I’d planned a big weekend of eating. That said, I did try to cram in some beach runs and eat healthy meals when I could. Hence my visit to Porch and Parlour. A Melbourne friend suggested that I MUST visit and try their green brekky bowl. And so I did.
Getting a table wasn’t easy, Porch and Parlour is a cool place to be seen by people who like to be seen – the pretty people. But if you’re lucky to get a table outside, the views of Bondi beach are worth it. First thing first, the coffee. It was delicious but unfortunately served lukewarm. The service was also a little slow. BUT…the food…
I ordered the green brekky bowl as instructed – a health nut’s delight! It comprised of a small amount of quinoa, some kale, a quarter of an avocado, some parsley and two poached eggs. I felt super healthy having a bowl of protein for breakfast, but to be honest, as I like my eggs well-done, this dish lacked any sauce and as a result was pretty dry. My side order of a green smoothie made with mango, banana and spinach (served in a jar of course!) was delicious however, it tasted amazing AND good for me.
My dining companion ordered the green pea pancake which came with a tasty tomato sauce, lots of fresh coriander and parsley, feta and a soft poached egg. This dish was sensational. The pancake and tomato sauce were flavoursome and I would have died for some of that sauce on my breakfast. The coriander also worked beautifully to liven this dish up. I will definitely be replicating this at home.
After our ‘green’ breakfast’s my friend and I were glowing with health and as it was my birthday we headed to the beach promenade in search of a French patisserie to round off our meal with a sweet treat.