Vanessa: The Sydney suburb of Rosebery is fast becoming a hub for cafes and eateries leaving us spoilt for choice. The 5th Earl is frequently featured on many an Instagram feed so it was a clear choice for a recent breakfast catch up with friends. We arrived at 10am and the place was buzzing, I was instantly thankful to have booked a table the day prior.
Breakfast is always my preferred dining out meal. I love kicking the weekend off over a breakfast catch up with friends and I find myself continuously impressed by the creative menu options that are frequently appearing. Mr M and I were joined by our friends Mr & Mrs A who were equally eager to sample the breakfast menu, after previously enjoying lunch at The 5th Earl.
The first thing that catches my eye as we settle in is the decor. Much attention has been paid to the on-trend furnishings of pendant lighting and plush chairs. The ambience is one of casual bustle as people come and go and the decibel levels fluctuate.
As if sensing my need for a caffeine fix, the waitress took our coffee orders as she set down the menus for us to peruse. Toby’s Estate is the coffee of choice at The 5th Earl and I was very impressed by the taste and strength of the caffeine not to mention the defined layers of my latte.
The service was swift and our meals arrived shortly after ordering. The men opted for The Earl’s Breakfast. A hearty option with a mix of both standard and diverse offerings such as lamb sausage, buffalo mozzarella and Uncle Frank’s green beans along with eggs, bacon, tomato and avocado with sourdough toast. I can’t say there was much wow factor in this dish, but it’s a safe choice.
Mrs A chose the carb-free green bowl. A protein packed dish full of healthy greens including avocado, kale, spinach and rocket along with two poached eggs, buffalo mozzarella, quinoa and lemon olive oil dressing. A dish perfect for those wanting to a lighter option that is substantial enough to leave you satisfied.
I opted for the Farmers Stack, a generous mountain of wild mushrooms, fresh ricotta, kale pesto, tomatoes sitting atop toasted sourdough. A delicious dish with perfectly complimentary ingredients that would see me return to eat this again!
We sipped on another round of coffee before making our way out past the forming queue of eager lunch diners. The 5th Earl lived up to my expectations and is now firmly cemented on my cafe circuit. In a suburb filled with dining choices, the 5th Early holds its own and is clear to see why it has such loyal patronage.