I visited Flour Drum for the first time with a friend just before a road trip to Canberra. We were hungover and still full from the previous night’s (large and late) dinner. We had our second coffee there and regretted not having room for food because we fell in love with the place and the blackboard menu looked enticing.
I thought this might be another case of cafes close to (our new) home that we never get to try, but luckily Alvaro had a weekend off and we treated ourselves to breakfast out.
Since it’s clear Brickfields bread plays an instrumental role in Flour Drum’s menu, I was afraid of ordering our meals with no bread. Even worse, Alvaro asked if they had gluten-free bread. Luckily, our lovely waitress didn’t have any issues with the request. The corned beef hash with kale and poached egg was my favourite of the two dishes we ordered to share. Besides taste, there’s something very comforting about breakfast hashes even when this wasn’t necessarily made from leftovers.
Corned beef hash ($)
The eggs Benedict ticked all the boxes: good ham, good hollandaise, runny yolks.
Eggs Benedict ($17.50)
So far I like the food and coffee at Flour Drum. I understand that bread here is the essential component that makes the difference between liking and loving, and I’m cool with that. Looking forward to trying some lunch dishes in the near future.
531 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9565 2822