212 Marrickville Road
So the quest continued. Buggles and Squeak had once again decided to forgo our Sunday morning ritual of breakfast at Bar Mattino (and now occasionally fouratefive), to once again see what our local suburb, Marrickville, had to offer.
We had recently read quite a good review of Marrickville Road Cafe & wondered if finally there was a local that might just cut the mustard!
And so it was that Buggles and Squeak ventured to Marrickville Road in search of sustenance.
When we arrived the cafe wasn't too busy, just a few tables occupied. We grabbed a table inside & took a look at the menu.
Well... the first thing we noticed here, is that just like every other Marrickville cafe that has gone before it, not a skerrick of imagination has gone into the menu at Marrickville Road Cafe. That's right (yawn) another ho-hum stock standard bacon & eggs, eggs benedict menu....you get the picture.
With so many options to choose from (not), Buggles decides on fried eggs with a side of sausage & grilled haloumi...I went with eggs florentine also with a side of haloumi.
Buggles' breakfast consisted of two fried eggs, dry unbuttered toast, three mediocre sausages & what appeared to be 3 day old, rock hard, extremely salty, inedible haloumi. To be fair Buggles did say the eggs were quite good & the sausages ok, but the bone dry toast & the fossilised haloumi were an absolute disgrace. How a cafe could actually think it is ok to serve food like this is beyond us. The haloumi was so hard & dry that all that was left was the salt. Lot's wife had nothing on this haloumi!
I didn't fare much better. My poached eggs were ok, there was a mere smattering of spinach on the florentine, the accompanying mushrooms were cold, dull & lacking any flavour at all. My side of Neolithic haloumi was on a par with Buggles's. The hollandaise was too sweet by far.
We would really love to say that we have finally found a great cafe in Marrickville, but we can't. It looks like Buggles & Squeak, for the time being, will still have to make the trip to Chippendale & Surry Hills.
I remember an article written earlier this year titled "Arise Marrickville, the new Paddington"....not if this & the other cafes in Marrickville have anything to do with it.
Oh....and the most interesting thing about this cafe, is the mural on the wall.