As much as I like trying out new restaurants when dining out, there are a few exceptions that deserve revisiting. In the case of Pitt St Diner the reason could be that the owner and one of the waitresses happen to be my friends, but I honestly wouldn’t go back if the food wasn’t good.
This time we met for brunch so we got to try some dishes that are regularly on the menu (recall last time the menu was specially prepared for my sister’s birthday).
Sam made us some great coconut lattes to start with (that’s right, with coconut milk instead of cow’s). They use Allpress coffee, which I enjoy almost as much as Campos. The coconut flavour was not as noticeable as when I make my coffee in the office or at home.
Coconut lattes ($3)
There’s an item on the all-day-breakfast menu that is highly recommended for fussy eaters like me: the two free-range eggs cooked to your liking (fried, scrambled or poached), served on sourdough (or not) for $9.50, with optional extras (avocado, bacon, tomato, mushrooms) for $3.50 each. Bonnie ordered her eggs fried with no toast, plus avocado, bacon and mushrooms. Vanya had the same but with toast.
Two fried free-range eggs with avocado, mushrooms and bacon ($20)
Two fried free-range eggs on sourdough with avocado, mushrooms and bacon ($20)
Gladys and I both had the cured salmon salad with asparagus, new potatoes & rocket, which was lovely. The highlights for me were the salmon and the perfectly cooked asparagus.
Cured salmon salad ($17.50)
The salads were not enough for us, so we shared two fried free-range eggs with avocado and bacon. Good stuff.
Two fried free-range eggs with avocado and bacon ($16.50)
Pitt St Diner
96 Pitt St
Redfern NSW 2016
(02) 8668 5936