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Weekend cafe hot spot: Trevs @ Dickson

Sophia Carlini 19 April 2016

A group of girlfriends and I try to have monthly dinners. We are so busy with our individual lives that this seems to be the best way for us to catch up – by planning a whole month ahead! We each take turns at organize a dinner and choosing a different venue; depending on the month and what’s coming up we’ll go for something new, something cheap, or something fancy – whatever the budget will allow!

A few months ago, one of the girls booked Trevs @ Dickson. I had heard the name is passing and had never thought twice about it. I was under the impression, maybe because of the name, that it was a tradies club. As much as I love cheap schnitty’s,I don’t usual frequent clubs.

To my surprise, Trevs is not at all a tradies club, it is in fact a restaurant. A real restaurant! Located at what I would describe as the back of Dickson, next to the old Trinity Bar. It’s not often that I am wrong, but I must admit, I was wrong! I did not have high expectations for Trevs but it ended up blowing me away.

Not only did it blow me away but all of the girls were impressed. I can’t remember exactly what it was that I had, it was a special at the time, but OMG it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. Not even kidding.

I always feel terrible when I eat somewhere new without my boyfriend Mike, especially if it was a good meal. It’s just a thing we love to do together. So, as you can imagine I felt bad that I didn’t go for dinner at Trevs with Mike so in an attempt to show Mike Trevs but make it a new experience for us both, I decided to take him for breakfast.

I had been telling Mike about Trevs (gosh, I sound like I’m talking about another man) for quite some time, so I had set high expectations.

As we walked in, we were greeted, seated and offered menus and coffee straight away – Just the way I like it! As we looked over the menu, there were quite a few dishes that we both wanted to try. That’s the beauty about having breakfast with someone else; you can get different dishes and try a bit of everything.

We decided to order the field mushroom ($16) stuffed with bacon, spinach, mustard and goats cheese. Topped with ricotta and balsamic syrup, and the cassoulet ($17.90); chorizo and bean cassoulet, with spinach, poached eggs and mint yoghurt.

Our meals came out relatively fast. I was so hungry that I almost forgot to stop to take photos.

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Mike seemed pretty impressed with his dish, I don’t think he even offered to share it.

I have to say though, although the concept of the field mushroom is wonderful, it just wasn’t quite right. The balsamic was a little bitter and sour; I think it was missing a little sweetness. Also, for some reason, trhe texture of the finely chopped bacon was a little off putting – which is strange because texture is not normally a thing that bothers me.

What would really make this dish a winner would be, poached eggs and whole crispy bacon pieces layed on top. It would actually be perfection.

Overall, I think dinner was definitely better than brunch. But hey! You can’t win them all.

Trevs is located at 20 Challis Street, Dickson and is open for brunch on Saturday’s, 8:30am to 1pm and Sunday’s, 9am to 1pm.

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