GTFO: Gertrude & Petunias

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Brunch.  This trendy meal of the day has Sydney-siders constantly talking about the most vogue places to get your weekly dose.  And well, they may be right, Foodcraft Espresso, Three Williams and Brewtown Newtown are brilliant!  But I may have found a hidden gem in my neighbourhood that could trump the competition!

Welcome to the little corner cafe that is Gertrude & Petunias.

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Setting and Atmosphere

Rating: ★★★

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Let your inner Marie Antoinette run free in this Rococo Haute Couture x Victorian Tea House cafe.  Think intricate detail, elegance and glamour.  Every aspect of this cafe adheres to the theme and you can’t help but feel a little upper class when you step inside.

Don’t be fooled by appearances though,  the food is classic with a modern influence and the crowd a mixed bag of delightful elderly couples (sure to cheer up any day ;) ) to modern day hipsters (yes this also includes groups of skinny jeaned guys – you never would have guessed!)

Overall the cafe is small, cosy but not too overcrowded and most importantly, filled with a good bunch of people – the kind that aren’t too loud to ruin the experience.

 

Food

Rating: ★★★★★

I can’t fault the food I’ve had here.  I’ve been on numerous occasions and every time, everything I have is absolutely delicious.  Basically it’s good food with great flavour combinations.   Browsing the menu, you’ll fall in love.  Everything sounds divine.

My Recommended Dish To Try: Corn Cake Stack

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Gertrude and Petunias
Corn Cake Stack: Bacon, Avocado and Tomato Salad, Poached Egg and Maple Syrup || $16

  I can’t even begin to describe how perfect this dish is with its winner ingredient tying everything so perfectly together – maple syrup.  Yes, avocado, bacon, tomato and corn stack explode with flavour once maple syrup is added.  Don’t knock it til you try it. Think chicken waffles vibe, but healthy…er.

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Strawberry French Toast with Ricotta and Honey  || $14
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Egg Breakfast: Poached Egg, Avocado, Tomato and Ricotta served with Toast || $12

A standard breakfast.  Great price.

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Pulled Beef Pie: House made || $8

Flakey Pastry, home made and well-seasoned filling. What more could you want from a pie?

Gertrude and Petunias Mocha
Mocha: $4.20

Served in a gigantic tea cup, this mocha will satisfy your cravings.  Not being a coffee fan myself, Gertrude and Petunia’s mocha has the perfect balance of chocolate and coffee.  Rich and decadent.

Service

Rating: ★★★★

Fast, easy service.  Gertrude and Petunia’s it was a pleasure!

Pricing and Value for Money

Rating: ★★★

Compared to most brunch menus, Gertrude and Petunia’s is really reasonable with most dishes setting you back around $12.  The portion size fills you up and the food is excellent quality.

The Details

Where: 61 Todman Avenue, Kensington, Sydney, NSW

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 07:30–16:00  |  Sat – Sun: 07:30 – 15:00

1 Comment

  1. Miki says

    The food looks so delicious! I’ll have to remember this for when I visit Sydney one day. Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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