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Weekend Cafe Hot spot: Autolyse, Braddon

By Sophia Carlini - 13 December 2014 5

Everyone always talks about Autolyse in Braddon, and I don’t know why, but I just never went … I can’t believe I waited this long to check it out.

I walked in and was immediately in love with the décor. It is exactly how I imagine a bakery to look, bright and white, with an exposed kitchen, rustic bread bins and a beautiful brightly lit display cabinet of freshly baked treats and sandwiches.

bakery

Upon entering I was immediately greeted with the most amazing smell of fresh baking. There are so many options on the menu, but I just couldn’t go past the 4 egg French omelette (which came highly recommended from friends) with gruyere cheese and freshly baked sourdough toast. I also ordered some sneaky pastries; two croissants, one plain and one chocolate and an escargot (well I needed to try them all!).

cabinet

As I waited for my breakfast I watched the bakers in action; from mixing cake batter, to putting cakes in and taking hot cakes out of the oven. Maybe it’s just me, but as someone who loves home baking, I really enjoyed the experience and didn’t even notice the wait for my breakfast.

The eggs and pastries came out served on two rustic wooden boards. I immediately dug into the omelette, and oh was it cheesy, perfectly moist and just ridiculously delicious! The sourdough was warm and riddled with poppy seeds, and the butter was the perfect consistency (there’s nothing worse than getting butter that is unspreadable). What a winning dish!

eggs

The pastries were just as incredible; the escargot was flakey and crispy on the outside and perfectly soft and doughy with just the right amount of raisins on the inside. Both croissants had the same amazing texture; flakey and crispy with a soft buttery inside. I especially enjoyed the chocolate croissant, with a warm, oozing, dark chocolate center.

pastry

It really was the perfect French breakfast … Is there anyway of having this as breakfast in bed on a lazy Sunday morning?!

As a side note for those who don’t like lines (me), get in early, because it gets really busy.

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5 Responses to
Weekend Cafe Hot spot: Autolyse, Braddon
Evilomlap 1:15 pm 15 Dec 14

GardeningGirl said :

No, not the planks! One day someone will look at them and carve a little lip around the edge to prevent spills and then get to thinking about making them out of some type of waterproof material and then announce that they have invented a new improved plank called a .. plate!

LOL brilliant. I’ve never felt the urge to eat my dinner off the chopping board I prepared it on, though come to think of it it would save on washing up…maybe that’s their thinking??

Holden Caulfield 9:20 am 15 Dec 14

GardeningGirl said :

No, not the planks! One day someone will look at them and carve a little lip around the edge to prevent spills and then get to thinking about making them out of some type of waterproof material and then announce that they have invented a new improved plank called a .. plate!

That’s just crazy talk. Next you’ll come up with the idea of using plastic drinking straws instead of paper! Or even whackier, drinking glasses instead of old jam jars.

Kalliste 8:52 am 15 Dec 14

GardeningGirl said :

No, not the planks! One day someone will look at them and carve a little lip around the edge to prevent spills and then get to thinking about making them out of some type of waterproof material and then announce that they have invented a new improved plank called a .. plate!

Agreed! A cafe I go to has recently ‘updated’ the menu (complete with mini clipboards) and their burgers now come out on planks and not plates.. I’m a messy burger eater, I need the plate 😛

All the food pictured above looks lovely, especially the chocolate croissant. So oozy, mmm.

GardeningGirl 11:08 pm 14 Dec 14

No, not the planks! One day someone will look at them and carve a little lip around the edge to prevent spills and then get to thinking about making them out of some type of waterproof material and then announce that they have invented a new improved plank called a .. plate!

Alexandra Craig 6:41 pm 13 Dec 14

I really like Autolyse – you have to go back and buy a loaf of their sourdough to take home. It’s amazing with balsamic. They also have (or used to have, I haven’t been in a month or so) a really delicious baked ricotta omelette. The only thing I dislike about Autolyse is that every time I go there, the staff are SO rude and really abrupt. It’s like we’re inconveniencing them by having a meal there… but other than that it’s awesome.

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