Brewtown Newtown has been one of the few cafes that kept popping up on my instagram feed (I do follow a lot of foodies!). What I knew about them initially is, they make great coffee. I’m not a coffee drinker so it was definitely not a selling point to me.. but then later finding out that they made CRONUTS…DAILY it has been on the back of my mind for some time now!
My first bite into a cronut was one from Rosetta Stone Bakery in Alexandria, Alfred and I shared ONE cronut and we were instantly hooked. We thought we could easily return to the bakery later in the week to buy more.. but found that they only make them once in a blue moon 🙁 I knew Adriano Zumbo had their zonuts but never got around to trying them..
Back to Brewtown! I can be pretty lazy to travel out for food sometimes, so I loved that this was just a 10-15min drive from home. You probably have gathered by now that we really were there for the Cronuts and it made our trip very worthwhile! (random fact: Alfred doesn’t like driving into Newtown)
Do you see Me? 😉
We joined the 15-20min queue, which seemed to go by pretty quickly. As always, I wish we would get a window seat (or close to) just so I can get some nice natural light for the photos. Not my luck that day, but no worries… My Fujifilm X100s still performs well in low light situation… yes at 1600-2000 ISO.
Sugar glazed Cronut – $4.50
Alfred was naughty, and couldn’t wait to order takeaway after brunch he had to order (initially two) one cronut to tease his tastebuds. And we were teased. I bet he secretly looked forward to going home with a few in hand. Am I right hunny?
From the mouth of a coffee drinker (Alfred), “(silence) … great coffee….nice and smooth”.
His – Poached chicken, almonds, shallots and mayo baguette – $10
He loved the creamy texture paired with the extra crunch from the bits of almonds hidden in the filling.
Duck Ravioli – $16.50
I could smell the truffle oil in this dish before it even touched the table. It tasted as good as it looks. I wish there was just one more ravioli on my plate just to satisfy the tummy. I really loved the flavours of the mushrooms and the duck, in the broth, mm mm.
and then… it’s Cronut time!! They had sugar glazed, jam and cinnamon. We took away 3 x glazed, 3 x cinnamon cronuts.
Overall, the food was pretty good at Brewtown Newtown, there are definitely more dishes on the menu that I would love to try.. so I guess we could do another sit down when we go pick up more cronuts 😉
Just a few shots from our shot walk through Newtown, I love how hipster this suburb feels. I should go around here more often on foot!
Perhaps Newtown residents have a thing for matching their houses to their cars and vice versa? 😛
Until next weekend brunch (I hope!)