A seemingly run of the mill caf has upped the breakfast stakes with a gourmet brunch menu on a mid-range budget.
Cavalier Specialty Coffee, which is in St Leonards, on Sydney’s north shore, only opened in October 2015 but has already garnered a legion of fans with its fine dining-style meals.
One of their specialties, called the Oldskool Newskool SaLmon, features ‘caviar-topped salmon skirted by an intricate arrangement of poached eggs, beetroot yoghurt, black-garlic mayonnaise and shards of toasted rye.’
The breakfast, which sells for only $23, looks like something you’d be served at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
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Five star service: The breakfast menu at Cavalier Specialty Coffee in Sydney features fine dining inspired meals
Extravagant: The cafe’s caviar-topped salmon with poached eggs, beetroot yoghurt, black-garlic mayonnaise and shards of toasted rye (above) is popular
Instagram worthy: The O.G. chia pudding (above) is a popular choice at the cafe
Other Instagram-worthy dishes include the cafe’s french toast special, which changes regularly.
The lemon meringue pie french toast, which featured thick french toast topped with lemon curd, meringue, lime jelly and vanilla ice cream, looks decadent and mouthwatering.
As did the cafe’s Christmas special, which had french toast topped with a ginger bread man, chocolate cremeux, fresh fruit, bundy cream, Christmas eggnog and toasted marshmallows.
Like a work of art: The menu at the cafe changes regularly and includes french toast specials like lemon meringue pie french toast (above) and gingerbread french toast
Pretty as a picture: Although the meals appear like they would be served in a Michelin star restaurant, the prices are mid-range
The O.G. chia pudding is also popular, and even dubbed ‘life changing’ by one customer on social media. It features ‘toasted coconut and kafir lime leaf chia, with orange sago, banana, cherries and coconut cloud,’ served with strawberry consome, according to the Cavalier Instagram account.
As well as the fine dining foodie breakfast items, the cafe also serves down to earth favourites, like a simple ham and cheese jaffle, toasted in an actual jaffle iron, for $7.
And whilst the cafe does have the brunch favourite of avocado on toast on the menu, they also serve pumpkin on toast, described as ‘pumpkin hummus spread served with hazelnuts on dark rye sourdough.’
Simple pleasures: The cafe also serves more basic meals like pumpkin on rye (above) and a ham and cheese jaffle
Mouth watering: Owners Harry Kolotas and Anthony Lofaro previously worked in fine dining restaurants and specialty coffee shops
Harry Kolotas and Anthony Lofaro, owners of Cavalier, have gourmet background that explains their approach to the food.
Kolotas used to work in fine dining restaurants and specialty coffee shops before he joined forces with Lofaro to open the cafe.
They’re extremely passionate not only about the food they serve, but the coffee too. They only use jersey milk from purebred jersey cows in their drinks, and their coffee is from Marvel Street Coffee roasters from Byron Bay.
Cavalier Speciality Coffee is open Tuesday-Sunday with weekly food specials.