Review: RealFood Connection (Camperdown)

This is the follow-up of the previous post about RealFood Connection. Let’s dive into the food.

In our first visit, we went for breakfast. Unlike the prepared lunch/dinner meals, most breakfast items are made on demand.

Drinks menu

The first item in the menu grabs your attention and you must struggle to keep reading: chunky bacon and sweet potato hash with a poached egg. We didn’t pay much attention to the word “chunky”, but when the dish arrived and we saw those gorgeous cubes of piggy goodness, it was love at first sight. Bacon + sweet potato + eggs is a winning combo in any book, and it was taken a step further by the addition of a tasty marinara-type sauce.

Chunky bacon and sweet potato hash with a poached egg

Chunky bacon and sweet potato hash with a poached egg ($7.50)

The poached egg yolk hit perfection, not super runny but certainly not overcooked.

Oozy yolk

I decided to be a good food blogger and forced my husband to restrain himself from ordering a second bacon hash. His choice as our second dish was the house pumpkin & chia seed bread served with boiled eggs and ham. The eggs can be ordered poached instead of boiled but Al didn’t notice. Oh well, next time. The bread is made on premises with pumpkin, chia seeds, coconut flour, eggs and spices. As it happens with most gluten-free breads, this one was on the sweet side. The pumpkin flavour was noticeable, and it went really well with melted butter on top.

Pumpkin & chia seed bread with boiled eggs & ham

Pumpkin & chia seed bread served with boiled eggs & ham ($8.50)

The coffee, from Little Marionette, is quite good. I enjoyed a long black and Al his favourite drink: coconut water.

Long black, coconut water

We did something very unusual and finished breakfast with a treat. The coconut macaroon (a.k.a. cocada in Perú) was a bit too sweet for me, but it was good to know that there were no nasty ingredients in it.

Coconut macaroon

Coconut macaroon ($2)

As I mentioned in the previous post, the main meals are pre-packed and ready to go. If you choose to eat in, they’ll put your meal on a plate and heat it up. Easy! I had a hard time choosing what to have for lunch on my second visit because everything sounded fantastic. I ended up ordering the sherry braised citrus chicken served with cauliflower ‘rice’ and didn’t regret my choice. The chicken was tender and flavourful, and the serving size enough for my appetite.

Sherry braised citrus chicken with cauliflower rice

Sherry braised citrus chicken served with cauliflower ‘rice’ ($12.50)

During our conversation, I mentioned to Nadine that the other three people in my household are also paleo. She was super kind and picked four other meals for us to try at home.

Aromatic meatballs with cauliflower rice, apple cider & fennel pulled pork with sautéed cabbage

Aromatic meatballs with cauliflower rice, apple cider & fennel pulled pork with sautéed cabbage

Aromatic meatballs with cauliflower rice

Aromatic meatballs served with cauliflower ‘rice’ ($11.50)

The meals were so good that there wasn’t a clear winner. Everyone seemed to have a favourite, which is unusual in our household, but says a lot about the high and consistent quality of the dishes. I think the main reason we enjoyed them so much is that they are very similar to the food we cook at home. My personal favourite was the vegetarian pumpkin and coconut stew, but there’s nothing I wouldn’t order again.

Apple cider & fennel pulled pork with sautéed cabbage

Apple cider & fennel pulled pork served with sautéed cabbage ($12.50)

Slow cooked cinnamon lamb with sweet potato mash, pumpkin and coconut stew with cauliflower rice

Slow cooked cinnamon lamb with sweet potato mash, pumpkin and coconut stew with cauliflower rice

Slow cooked cinnamon lamb with sweet potato mash

Slow cooked cinnamon lamb with sweet potato mash ($12.50)

Pumpkin and coconut stew with cauliflower rice

Pumpkin and coconut stew served with cauliflower ‘rice’ ($10.00)

Real Food Connection
2 Sterling Circuit
Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9516 0267
www.realfoodconnection.com.au

5 thoughts on “Review: RealFood Connection (Camperdown)

    1. It’s a cafe in the ground floor of a residential building in a nice neighbourhood. Perhaps the place itself is more like CBD cafes but has that Inner West brunch kind of vibe IMO.

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