Breakfast eggs with a twist for less than $20 and throw in stunning waterviews
this is truly a gem of a cafe by Sydney harbour.
Sunny Saturday mornings bring a smile to my face because they are my favourite times of the week.
It is the time when I conduct real estate research by attending open house inspections and auctions. On a good run, I attend up to six auctions around a cluster of Sydney suburbs. Mysaucepan, however, is not a big fan as she finds it totally stressful hopping from one house inspection to the next within a space of thirty minutes.
“Do you like this house better than the first one?” I ask.
“I can’t even remember what the second one looks like” she says.
“Oh well, I think we better go for lunch then.” I say.
You see, her condition for having to come along with me on Saturdays is she gets to choose where we go for lunch.
Celsius Coffee Co., Kirribilli
When we do open houses, I walk much faster than Mysaucepan.
As you can see, the only time she walks faster and ahead of me is when we are walking to a restaurant.
This week, she chooses a quaint little cafe located at Kirribilli ferry wharf.
I walk down to the pontoon (first image above) to take in the spectacular view of Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and Garden Island at Woolloomooloo.
There is a dining area at the front of the cafe but we manage to score a table inside with 270 degree views of Sydney harbour.
Celsius is open 7 days for breakfast and lunch.
Instead of the usual bacon, eggs and toast, I can’t help but think how lucky the locals are having a cafe that serves seven kinds of breakfast eggs on an all day menu.
It is a busy Saturday lunch session and the chefs have their work cut out.
Mysaucepan needs to de-stress with another coffee after all those house inspection and auctions. This one comes with water views and waves gently lapping the foreshores of Kirribilli.
Mysaucepan chooses “The Benedict” that comes with braised lamb.
I don’t particularly fancy three kinds of greens with my eggs and there’s no bacon either. But for today, it looks like my breakfast eggs at Celsius will be more than just my usual bacon, poached eggs and a piece of toasted sourdough.
My Super Greens Breakfast is rather healthy with grilled asparagus, sautéed kale, lime avocado puree, green pumpkin seeds and crushed nuts on a slice of sourdough.
The beautifully poached eggs are delicious with the avo puree with some delightful crunch from the pumpkin seeds and nuts.
Mysaucepan‘s “The Benedict” poached eggs are drizzled with a creamy Japanese yuzu hollandaise and micro herbs on sourdough with two pieces of braised lamb and raw almond dukkah.
The tangy yuzu mayo works beautifully with this oozy egg.
Unfortunately, the lamb is a little firm and appears to be seared after being braised. I would have preferred it spent just a little more time in the braising pot.
Celsius‘ breakfast and lunch menu is thoughtful with some unusual twists to run-of-the-mill brekky eegs.
Most of the items on the menu are less than $20. Throw in stunning harbour views and you have a gem of a little cafe by Sydney harbour.
So dear readers, do you have a favourite breakfast restaurant in Sydney with awesome harbour views?
Celsius Coffee Co.
Shop 1/2 Holbrook Avenue
Kirribilli Wharf, New South Wales
Tel: +61 431 344 991
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30am – 2.30pm, Saturday – Sunday 8am – 3pm