First Drop Cafe, Redfern

First Drop Café, located at the slightly naughty address of 69 Baptist Street is playing a big part in the rebrand of Redfern as Sydney’s newest foodie destination.

Around the corner and up the road from Kepos Street Kitchen, and frequented by the likes of Timomatic; a meal at the ever busy café is not for the faint hearted. With portion sizes better suited to body builders and a menu filled with unique and delicious options; you’ll never go away hungry or disappointed.

Case in point - Ricotta breakfast

Case in point – Ricotta breakfast

The very relaxed (aka slightly slow) food service is amply compensated for by romantically named dishes such as From Paris with Love ($17.90), a rich tomato-ey concoction of roasted capsicum, eggplant, kalamata olives and free range bacon topped with two poached eggs; or the Athenian “Get into the Greek” ($17.90) Dried figs, haloumi, watermelon slices, organic yoghurt, spanakopita (spinach pie), walnuts and shavings of kefalograviera cheese.

The Schwartzerneggar Omlette

The Schwartzerneggar Omlette

Though no option is a bad option, yet for a truly special breakfast moment, our pick is the Rustic Chorizo Breakfast and Scrambled eggs with free range chorizo, sprinkled with paprika, sitting on a bed of fresh spinach, and topped with an onion jam served with sonoma sourdough.

and I'm full

and I’m full

The best bit, with most dishes priced around the $17 mark, it won’t break the bank to begin the day with a meal that would satisfy even the most ravenous of friends.

Café interior

Café interior

First drop is easy to get to with a well frequented bus stop right across the road, and Central station just a 20-minute walk away. Given the amount of food consumed, I think I might take that walk….

Rating: 8/10

Where: 69 Baptist Street Redfern NSW
Why: Massive, tasty breakfast options.
Cost: $16-18
When: Breakfast and Lunch

Good for kids: No
Take away: Yes


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