[invite] Bianca: Wild Sage has been a Cammeray institution for 8+ years. And whilst I have been to the newer Barangaroo outlet twice before for lunch, the French Toast had eluded me for several years and I was looking to change that.
With pal @phillxiaaaaa in tow, we made a sizeable dent in the breakfast menu. Much to the delight of neighbouring tables who took great interest in our photo taking.
I usually gravitate towards a Smashed Avo and Wild Sage’s is a pretty rendition. With Heirloom chunky tomatoes, feta, pomegranate, house spice + mixed grains $16.90 + Haloumi $4.5. A tasty offering with bursts of pomegranate seeds adding freshness, big ticks for the easy to cut sourdough toast (surprisingly a major faux pas at cafes).
The Fritters -w/ Sweet Potato, corn & kale, zucchini, yoghurt sauce, dukkah $17.50. We swapped out the smoked salmon for crispy bacon. I quite enjoyed the flavour and texture of the fritters and I’ll say the bacon was particularly tasty
And the real reason for my visit, the iconic French Toast -w/ crunchy corn-flake covered brioche, mixed berry compote, vanilla whipped mascarpone, maple syrup & crushed pistachios $15.90. Philly doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth so it was interesting to see which dishes we both gravitated towards. I enjoyed the flavour and the texture, French toast can be a little same-same texture-wise but the cornflakes did give a discernible crunch. Also kudos to the generous pouring pot of maple syrup!
Colour me surprised when I saw the pancakes on the menu! The Pancakes -w/mixed berry compote, mascarpone, honeycomb, maple syrup & pashmak $15.90 were tasty but if you were ordering these alongside the French Toast they do have very similar flavour profiles. Clever addition of the deep caramel(y) honeycomb but there was no fairy floss in sight!
If you’re in the area and looking for a breakfast, lunch & dinner option Wild Sage is pretty reliable. The outdoor seating on a gorgeous day would be my suggestion!