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Best of Canberra – Bacon & Egg Roll

By 19 August 2014 33

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This week I want to hear your opinion on Canberra’s Best Bacon and Egg Roll. You’re either a lover or a hater, but for all you lovers of that bacon and runny egg goodness (I personally like a bit of cheese and BBQ sauce) – where is your go to spot when you want a bacon and egg roll that will hit the spot every time.

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Best of Canberra – Bacon & Egg Roll
Holden Caulfield 11:41 am
19 Aug 14
#1

First of all it’s an EGG and bacon roll.

Second of all, the perfect E’n’B roll has no place for cheese!

My vote goes for the local near where I work, the Snack Shack on Yallourn Street in Fyshwick. They have a ready supply of soft and fluffy white buns which is just as important as the runny egg and yummy bacon. I like mine topped off with some pepper and tomato sauce.

dungfungus 12:04 pm
19 Aug 14
#2

I don’t think there is such a thing (Best Bacon & Egg Roll) in Canberra.
I had one at the National Museum a couple of weekends ago and it was very ordinary (and expensive due to Sunday surcharge). I guess I should be grateful they were even open.
Without doubt, the best B&E roll available is from the Cooma Cafe (OK, it’s not Canberra).
The bacon is cooked quickly on a large plancha with a big egg on a huge lightly toasted and buttered bread bun.
Best served with fried onions and BBQ sauce.
There are still some takeaways in Canberra that refuse to cut the rind off the bacon which ruins the pleasure of eating due to the risk of choking.
I would be very happy to hear from other Rioters as to where to obtain a good takeaway B&E roll in Canberra that is under $10.

Mess 12:15 pm
19 Aug 14
#3

Heaps of good ones in the city, Central Burger District in Braddon is great, Pyschodeli is also very good (one of theirs will fill you up until dinnertime). Sugacube on Mort street used to do a good one too but haven’t had one from there for a while, and finally Blue Olive is also very good.

KTB 12:34 pm
19 Aug 14
#4

While I am a fan of the good old ‘hot off the barbie’ version at the netball on a Saturday morning, I must say the most satisfying B&E I have found to date is from Cream in Civic. Not for the purists, it includes tomato, lettuce, avocado, aioli and relish and is, quite frankly, delicious. And at $8 for a B&E and a coffee for their morning special it’s also a bargain (unlike most menu items at Cream!).

Kerryhemsley 12:46 pm
19 Aug 14
#5

Not usually big on franchise food but Burger Edge in the Canberra Centre does a good one.

Joy 12:52 pm
19 Aug 14
#6

My teenaged son is on his own quest for the best bacon and egg roll. So far his top rated is Stand By Me Cafe in Lyons. Reckons the cafe at the National Museum is pretty good too. I’ll have to trust him, I’m allergic to eggs.

Kalliste 12:58 pm
19 Aug 14
#7

The bacon and egg roll at This Cafe in Gungahlin is pretty good.. to the point that I get one nearly once a week on the weekend.

They’re a good size, mega amounts of bacon, 2 eggs (no runny yolk though thanks.. why would you voluntarily have egg yolk running down your wrists?), a couple of slices of cheese and bbq sauce. The roll is a parmesan roll that looks to be similar (if not the very thing) as the ones from Bakers Delight.

Mmm, so good.

XO_VSOP 1:24 pm
19 Aug 14
#8

Good brother Dickson, eggs done with sweet tomato chutney, its a winner

Sez 1:26 pm
19 Aug 14
#9

Has to be Ona Coffe in Fyshwick. MASSIVE! with cheese and bbq sauce. $10 though. A good value for money option is at the little café at Curtin shops (not red brick espresso or the takeaway) for $5.

James McMahon 1:33 pm
19 Aug 14
#10

I second Good Brother they have a quirky fit out. And filled a niche in Dickson. The bacon & egg roll is great, 2 sizes small and large go the small its huge and yes add cheese!

Madam Cholet 1:45 pm
19 Aug 14
#11

The Cupping Room. Based on taste, price and quality of ingredients. No cheese thanks (yikes!).

goody658 2:13 pm
19 Aug 14
#12

The RUC at Barton is very good, Runny egg and soft buns they have a standard and a deluxe. Both are under 10

yellowsnow 2:48 pm
19 Aug 14
#13

While not strictly Canberra, for those who like to spend weekends at the snow, the bacon n egg roll at Frostbite kiosk near the top of High Noon in Thredbo is to die for, and comes with the best view around. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Get there before 10.30 for a coffee/roll combo discount.

MERC600 4:30 pm
19 Aug 14
#14

Kalliste said :

The bacon and egg roll at This Cafe in Gungahlin is pretty good.. to the point that I get one nearly once a week on the weekend.

They’re a good size, mega amounts of bacon, 2 eggs (no runny yolk though thanks.. why would you voluntarily have egg yolk running down your wrists?), a couple of slices of cheese and bbq sauce. The roll is a parmesan roll that looks to be similar (if not the very thing) as the ones from Bakers Delight.

Mmm, so good.

2 eggs ! will check this out.

thatsnotme 7:08 pm
19 Aug 14
#15

Madam Cholet said :

The Cupping Room. Based on taste, price and quality of ingredients. No cheese thanks (yikes!).

Everything about their E&B roll is good…except the bun. I don’t know whether it’s a brioche bun or not, but it’s waaaay too sweet. Ruins the whole thing.

prescott 7:29 pm
19 Aug 14
#16

Seasalt Dining in Bruce. We are there every day someone in the team getting one. Double goey egg, lots of bacon, bbq sauce, perfect large turkish bun. $7.50. They will customise it however you want, some go with cheese, even hollandaise sauce! But throw in a hash brown and it’s heaven.

jpeek 7:42 pm
19 Aug 14
#17

The Egg & Bacon roll at Jamossa (220 Northbourne Ave) is one of the better ones I’ve had in Canberra. The standard comes with aioli and bbq sauce on a cantina roll, but they also do regular weekly specials with various accompaniments and combinations, including the palpitation-inducing double egg/double bacon.

Madam Cholet 7:59 pm
19 Aug 14
#18

thatsnotme said :

Madam Cholet said :

The Cupping Room. Based on taste, price and quality of ingredients. No cheese thanks (yikes!).

Everything about their E&B roll is good…except the bun. I don’t know whether it’s a brioche bun or not, but it’s waaaay too sweet. Ruins the whole thing.

Yep, it is a brioche bun. I’m not a fan of brioche ordinarily, too sweet, but I find it works here. Anything Cupping Room is good….except their muffins. Never had one I’ve liked.

KierannolongerAP 9:18 pm
19 Aug 14
#19

$5 gets you a 2 egg (soft not runny) on a long bun with half a pigs worth of slightly crunchy bacon. Perfect. ACT Chook Shed. Only problem is the noddy dogs at the desk about an hour later…

astrojax 10:43 pm
19 Aug 14
#20

KierannolongerAP said :

$5 gets you a 2 egg (soft not runny) on a long bun with half a pigs worth of slightly crunchy bacon. Perfect. ACT Chook Shed. Only problem is the noddy dogs at the desk about an hour later…

this i’ll have to try – was going to write that no-one does an egg n bacon sanger like i do it myself, ’cause no-one crisps the bacon properly, til almost burnt, and the buns are usually too soft and blah…

Kalliste 9:21 am
20 Aug 14
#21

jpeek said :

The Egg & Bacon roll at Jamossa (220 Northbourne Ave) is one of the better ones I’ve had in Canberra. The standard comes with aioli and bbq sauce on a cantina roll, but they also do regular weekly specials with various accompaniments and combinations, including the palpitation-inducing double egg/double bacon.

I go to Jamossa occasionally for a bacon and egg roll, but mostly because I don’t want to step into the takeaway on Lowanna.

They’re ok but you have to pay extra for cheese and the rolls are usually over toasted. Last time I had one the bottom of the roll was nearly black and the cheese had oozed out onto the paper bag.

BombaySapphire 11:45 am
20 Aug 14
#22

DOBINSONS in Civic is by far the ultimate. Amazing. Freshly baked bread, epic amounts of bacon, optional bbq sauce.

Sometimes if I feel like it I get them to swap the eggs for avocado and that’s incredible too.

Holden Caulfield 11:52 am
20 Aug 14
#23

Kalliste said :

(no runny yolk though thanks.. why would you voluntarily have egg yolk running down your wrists?)

Haha, that’s why you need a soft bun, in part to catch the runny yolk.

I’ve been eating E’n’Bs for over 30 years and have never thought, gee, I hope the yolk isn’t runny in case it runs down my wrist. The runny yolk is a key part of the experience. May as well get a McMuffin if you want it all contained.

Downtown_Manuka 4:30 pm
20 Aug 14
#24

At Downtown we love a bacon and egg roll almost as much as we love hiding in the office reading the RiotACT but what makes our rolls special is that they are completely custom made the way you like them!

For Canfan’s bacon, egg, cheese and BBQ sauce, served on a big soft bun the size of a baby’s head, we charge $7.50. You can choose from cheddar, jarlsberg, feta, cream cheese or shaved parmesan, and you might like to try a Turkish bread or long roll.

Holden Caulfield’s egg, bacon, tomato sauce and pepper is $7.00.

Our hot new breakfast treat is our bacon and egg “burger”: two eggs, bacon, tomato relish and rocket on a multigrain roll for $8.90. The most popular drinks with it are coke and coffee but we’re also running the cold pressed juicer and offering a selection of superfood boosters.

Personally I’m more of a salad roll and green juice with spirulina kinda girl but it takes all sorts. :)

rosscoact 4:59 pm
20 Aug 14
#25

Downtown_Manuka said :

At Downtown we love a bacon and egg roll almost as much as we love hiding in the office reading the RiotACT but what makes our rolls special is that they are completely custom made the way you like them!

For Canfan’s bacon, egg, cheese and BBQ sauce, served on a big soft bun the size of a baby’s head, we charge $7.50. You can choose from cheddar, jarlsberg, feta, cream cheese or shaved parmesan, and you might like to try a Turkish bread or long roll.

Holden Caulfield’s egg, bacon, tomato sauce and pepper is $7.00.

Our hot new breakfast treat is our bacon and egg “burger”: two eggs, bacon, tomato relish and rocket on a multigrain roll for $8.90. The most popular drinks with it are coke and coffee but we’re also running the cold pressed juicer and offering a selection of superfood boosters.

Personally I’m more of a salad roll and green juice with spirulina kinda girl but it takes all sorts. :)

I reckon you should do a Big Breakfast Roll where you have bacon, two eggs, hash brown, tomato and sausages on a roll. That would be worth crossing town for

David M 7:09 pm
20 Aug 14
#26

There’s nothing like a good egg n bacon roll. The Glasshouse at the foot of Industry House opposite the casino does a pretty good straight e’n’b roll, but their piece de resistance in breakfast terms is their Breakfast Roll, scrambled egg, spinach leaves, bacon, and relish, in a wrap. A little dearer than their straight roll, but worth the extra $$!.

screaming banshee 7:45 pm
20 Aug 14
#27

The Ona one is good, I’ll have to try sea salt and cream, they sound good.

But let’s get this straight, I’m not sure where you E&B people are from but it’s clearly a Bacon & Egg roll

Downtown_Manuka 8:31 pm
21 Aug 14
#28

rosscoact said :

I reckon you should do a Big Breakfast Roll where you have bacon, two eggs, hash brown, tomato and sausages on a roll. That would be worth crossing town for

For a roll with everything and an extra egg, we’re not sure if you’re serious but we’ll do it for $11. ;)

The Tradesman’s Special is currently very popular: bacon, egg, cheese and a hash brown for $9.

The boss has also just invented the Eggs Benedict Burger which is bacon, poached egg, cheese, onion and a hollandaise sauce for $8.

Just use your imagination and we’ll find a way to make it work.

Holden Caulfield 8:48 am
22 Aug 14
#29

Downtown_Manuka said :

Holden Caulfield’s egg, bacon, tomato sauce and pepper is $7.00.

It’s $4.80 from the Snack Shack in Fyshwick.

But, as the saying goes, quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten, so I’d be happy to find an extra $2.20 to sample a new E’n’B roll.

Kalliste 9:51 am
22 Aug 14
#30

Holden Caulfield said :

Kalliste said :

(no runny yolk though thanks.. why would you voluntarily have egg yolk running down your wrists?)

Haha, that’s why you need a soft bun, in part to catch the runny yolk.

I’ve been eating E’n’Bs for over 30 years and have never thought, gee, I hope the yolk isn’t runny in case it runs down my wrist. The runny yolk is a key part of the experience. May as well get a McMuffin if you want it all contained.

Unfortunately, for me, I usually only think about it when the yolk is spewing out of my roll all over my plate and half way down my hand. I also don’t really like runny yolk in general so asking for it cooked a little more is always preferable.

screaming banshee said :

The Ona one is good, I’ll have to try sea salt and cream, they sound good.

But let’s get this straight, I’m not sure where you E&B people are from but it’s clearly a Bacon & Egg roll

Agreed.

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