Last year I bought my first house. 1.6km from where I grew up. So, by that reckoning, I should know my local area pretty well. I should be familiar with the places to go and see. I should be but I'm not. I decided after I bought close to the family home and where I work that I need to get out and explore my local area. And this is where my "Adventures in Parramatta" series comes from.
I love breakfast. Probably my favourite meal of the day. I tend to favour the savoury side of life when it comes to breakfasts, but will stray to sweet if the right pastry, croissant or pancake stack comes along. And in line with exploring my town, I decided to check out a new bakery/cafe that opened just before Christmas in the Connection Arcade, on Church Street Mall at Parramatta.
|sneaky outfit shot - my "errands" outfit.|
I had previously visited Leanne's bakery to try a Lemon Meringue tart before christmas and fell in love so I was eager to return after the Christmas break. A quick drop in after Christmas, also heralded an awesome giant macaroon.
So back to breakfast. I headed into Parramatta on Saturday (Short Sweet are currently open for breakfast Monday to Saturday but will open on Sundays from February) morning for a leisurely breakfast. On arrival I checked out the menu - written on the door of a walk in fridge behind the cabinet full of amazing cakes and pastries........no..........I am here for breakfast, and ordered the Baked Eggs with Sujuk (spicy sausage), Feta and Tomatoes with a Hot Chocolate (I am not a coffee drinker - hate the taste and smell and there was no chai latte available - my drink of choice).
I sat down at one of the large spools used as tables, opposite the windows opened onto Church Street Mall, opened the paper and took in the atmosphere whilst I waited for my order.
My hot chocolate came first - almost too pretty to drink. Hot, sweet and chocolately - like its supposed to be.
|I love the pie tins as centrepieces and the giant pegs as order numbers|
After a little while, the main event arrived. I love baked eggs. Actually I love eggs any way (except hard boiled) and these were pretty good. The sujuk was nicely spiced and combined with the feta, was a nice accompaniment to the eggs and the tomato.
With the cafe being so close and easy to get to, and reasonably priced, I am sure that this wont be my first trip to Short Sweet.
Short Sweet Bakery
Shop 17, 162-172 Church Street
[Disclaimer: Parramatta City Council owns and leases the Connection Arcade. I am an employee of Parramatta City Council. I was not paid for this review. I was not asked to write this review.]