Sunday, March 30, 2014

Brekkie @ A. BAKER

We're always on the hunt for new and interesting breakfast options, and Canberra has so many to choose from! Last week we noticed a newish bar, bakery and restaurant tucked away in New Acton (near the fabulous Palace Electric cinema) and today we went there for breakfast.

Oh. My. GOODNESS.

This may just be Canberra's most exciting breakfast menu. She had:


Salad of parsley root, smoked corn,
black lentils and goat's curd

while he had:


Baked eggs, ras el hanout, house merguez and
toast, with a side of house cured maple bacon

Both were delicious. The flavours in my dish were sublime. I ate it very, very slowly, to try and make it last! Andrew said his baked eggs were 'yummy', and reminiscent of shakshuka. The coffee and service were also good. A. BAKER's menu features heaps of exotic-sounding dishes made from fabulous local produce (more info here). An absolute delight. We'll be back!

Update: Wednesday 16 April 2014

We went back to A.Baker for brunch today. I'd hoped to have the parsley root salad again, but it wasn't on the menu this time ... maybe they have different menus for weekdays and weekends, or maybe I'm the only person silly enough to order parsley root! Oh well. I ordered a different salad, and it too was fabulous:


Salad of smoked baby beets, Jannei
goat's curd, black lentils and parsnip

while Andrew tried the:


Poached eggs, cavolo nero, whipped Yarra Valley
feta, dukkah and a side of bacon

and reported that it was excellent. Afterwards we went across the road to the Palace Electric cinema to see The Grand Budapest Hotel. What a delightfully decadent day!

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1 comment:

Jo Savill said...

Looks amazing! Sounds like a place I'll have try next time I'm in Canberra. And the eggs look rather like Shakshuka :) Betei Avon! (Hebrew for Bon Appetit!)