Sunday, August 25, 2013

Brekkie @ Cafe Essen

Cafe Essen is in Garema Place, Canberra City, and has a cosy atmosphere. We've been enjoying their all day breakfast menu and extensive range of coffees and teas for years. We cycled down there today for an early brekkie. He had:

Fig and cinnamon porridge, and a long black

She had:

Corn cakes with bacon and maple syrup, and a flat white

I'm not sure why they bother adding the rather kitsch white toast to the corn cakes. The serving size is big enough without it, and the corn cakes  which feature whole corn kernels, and little chunks of red capsicum  are delicious. Let's just declare the toast superfluous!

We've also tried a bunch of other menu and blackboard items over the years, and can recommend the home made baked beans, the pancakes, the mushrooms on toast and the salmon eggs benedict. It can be quite popular, so we usually try to arrive early (before 9 am) on a Sunday to be sure to get a table.

Fun fact: did you know that 'essen' is the German word for 'eat'? It is also the name of a city in Germany. That said, the Canberra cafe doesn't seem to have a particularly German theme ...

Cafe Essen on Urbanspoon

Update: Sunday 13 October 2013

We popped into Essen for brekkie today en route to Floriade. This time, he had:

Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and a long black

while she had:

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, and a flat white

All good. I liked that the eggs were properly cooked, while Andrew did a happy dance to finally have bacon again after two weeks in Malaysia and Singapore.

Oh, and here are a couple of pics from Floriade, if you're interested ...

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