During my weekend in Sydney, I was strolling through Potts Point in the morning when I noticed a rather busy cafe on Challis Street with outdoor diners enjoying the sunshine. La Buvette is also rated quite highly on Urbanspoon so I decided to pop in for breakfast the following morning.
We scored a table outside under some shade of the outdoor umbrellas to people-watch. I ordered the Vegan Brekky ($15) with mushrooms, spinach, potato, tomatoes and I added a poached egg. A simple dish but I loved it! The mushrooms were large and juicy, perfectly cooked poached egg, the potatoes were yummy and it wasn’t too oily. The thick pieces of toast also tasted great. I could easily order this dish again.
Not noticing the fresh juices or frappes, I asked for my usual soy mocha. It is probably the best I’ve ever had. It was the PERFECT mocha, and served in a tall glass with a caramelised biscuit. Loved it!
My partner ordered the Croque Madam ($14.50) – ham, dijon, pan-fried and baked brioche with a fried egg on top. Not what he was expecting when it came out. The dijon gave it a nice sourness in contrast to the sweet brioche. Other than that, it was really just a toasted sandwich.
The following morning, we checked out another cafe on Challis St, but their menu wasn’t as big and varied so we decided to head back to La Buvette to try something different. I remembered the frappes, and ordered the Lychee Buzz ($6.50) – a mix of apple, mint and lychee. This was so refreshing and not too sweet. My partner ordered a fresh peach, passionfruit and orange juice ($6.50).
I decided to pick from the specials menu and ordered the Spanish Benedict with chorizo, spinach and tomato ($16) which came out served on English muffins. The chorizo was thinly sliced and very tasty. Not too salty either to make me want to drink a bucket of water afterwards. The eggs were perfect and I enjoyed polishing off my breakfast. I wasn’t completely full due to the smallish portion, but with the large frappe, I was pretty satisfied at the end.
My partner ordered the Buvette Big Brekky ($17.50) – it came out on a massive plate with 2 sausages, bacon, potatoes, rocket, tomatoes, baked beans, 2 eggs done any way you like it and 2 pieces of toast. Looked like a big feast! The fat sausages were slightly disappointing as they didn’t have much flavour. Everything else was cooked well but you can’t really go wrong with a big breakfast.
Our wait staff on both mornings were very friendly and always had a smile. I enjoyed sitting outside watching people stroll by with their dogs or going for a run. There is a really nice, relaxed vibe – or maybe that was because it was a long weekend. I loved the mochas they make here, and their frappes and fruit juices are freshly made. If I’m ever in Potts Point again, I’d go back to La Buvette and perhaps try out their pancakes next time ;P