Le Monde, Surry Hills. ‘The Pancake Files’.

[invite] Bianca: My quest for the best pancakes in Sydney brought us to Surry Hills stalwart Le Monde. It’s a fairly cosy space but despite the cool weather we braved the elements and took up a table outside in the sun.

My Skim capp $3.5 needed a touch of sucre to cut through the bitterness but a fairly reliable drop for those early mornings.

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With Felicitations in tow, I knew our visit would involve eggs and bacon.

The Zucchini Fritters -w/ pumpkin hummus, poached egg, fried chickpea, charred cauliflower & capsicum & roquette salad $16 ticks all the boxes for the healthy crowd, the eggs were perfectly poached, I wasn’t particularly taken by the zucchini fritters, feeling they needed more of a bold flavour but Felicity gave them a big thumbs up!

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We both zeroed in on the Crunchy Potato Rosti -w/smokehouse bacon, roasted cherry tomato, feta, spinach, poached egg, saffron hollandaise & crushed pistachio $16. This was more up my alley, crispy bacon, pockets of sour creamy feta and that fried potato rosti.

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Once I found out the Banana & Fig Bread -w/ fresh fruit & yoghurt $10 was made in house it was a done deal. I’m a fiend for any banana bread situations… throw in some figs, there’s a whole other level of sweet caramelisation. Big fan of this.

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But really, the main reason for my visit. The Matcha Hot Cakes -w/ mascarpone cream, fresh fruit, toasted grains & coconut espresso syrup $16. I think if you’re expecting an intense hit of matcha at the forefront you may be disappointed. But for me, these were near perfect. Super super light fluffy pancakes, I enjoyed the texture from the mixed grains, I would have liked a little more of the mascarpone and the coconut espresso syrup was a good alternative to the usual maple syrup. For me, I’d put these up there for some of the best in Sydney.

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I’ll also mention that the prices are quite reasonable considering portion sizes, location etc etc.

A pretty strong option whenever you’re around Surry Hills.

Bianca

http://www.lemondecafe.com.au/

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*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Le Monde Cafe. 

Author: forfoodssake

A Sydney food blog.

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