With nothing much enticing me from the dinner menu, I took a friend and we headed to New Acton A. baker at an unprecedented (for me at least) time for a breakfast instead.
At 8:30am Saturday, it was easy to get a table but was it worth it? I hope so!
A very industrial feel inside and I don’t know how I feel about exposed pastries and tarts.
I liked that they asked for coffee orders once we sat down because I can imagine a lot of caffeine addicts want coffee ASAP but between two non coffee drinkers, we chose alternative hot beverages.
Hot chocolate ($3.50).
Loose leaf chai ($3.50). Not overly sweet but it was nice and milky and smooth.
3 Snow on the mountains cookies ($3.00). I didn’t get to try these but I get spoilt by my MIL all the time with these and they are simple to make.
Pain au chocolat ($4.00). A pretty good croissant but I wish it was more buttery and flaky.
Toasted sour dough with butter and house made preserves ($7.00). Today’s house made preserve was burnt mandarin jam. I’m a big fan of sour dough but it takes forever for me to chew through the crust. The jam was not overly sweet and was so great that I even ate all the chunky rind by itself afterwards.
Poached eggs, crusty bread, spinach, herb and egg dressing ($14.00) with a side of house cured maple bacon ($3.50). I couldn’t taste the maple flavour but I love the smokiness in the bacon. The thicker cuts made it a little dry but the thinner slices crisped up very nicely.
63° egg, Yass mushroom, soft polenta, pangrattato, Grandvewe pecorino ($16.00). When they put it down, all I could smell was the fragrant perfume of cheese and olive oil. The delicious mound of mushrooms covered a perfectly cooked egg. This had lots of different textures between the softness of the egg and polenta, squishiness of the mushrooms to the crispy pangrattato and chewy sour dough bread. A very enjoyable breakfast.
Great service, amazing unique breakfast choices but it is not easy or cheap to find parking in the area and with no bookings taken, it is a gamble to get a seat straight away. I am tempted to come back for dinner, maybe I’ll just choose things that don’t have gizzards or liver.
***The Parlour room is set to open October 2013 next door, that will be exciting***
Address: Unit 2, 15 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra, ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6287 6150