When you’ve been to a cafe 3 times in the span of a month, it’s no doubt my new favourite go-to cafe. The thought of going to a cafe in Waterloo is always a daunting one just thinking about finding a parking spot since it is the strip where several popular eateries are. Fortunately I’ve been lucky all three trips, which eases away that fear.
I’ve been to their original branch in Surry Hills last year, it was nice but it didn’t leave a lasting impression. Now they’ve opened up even closer to home and with some new (and interesting) items on the menu it got me curious again.
Devon on Danks is just located directly opposite The French House or a few blocks down from Fratelli Fresh. I can’t even remember what used to be in that very corner before Devon, but the space was a narrow stretch yet still quite spacious. The following photos document our very first visit to Devon on Danks.
Can’t remember what this drink was; it was along the lines of a sparkling ice tea, I think cherry flavoured.
Breakfast with the Sakuma’s ; miso grilled king salmon, smoked eel croquet, 63° egg, radish petite salad and kewpie mayonaise
Reading through their menu, it really was difficult to decide what to have because they all sounded so interesting! I settled with Sakuma and was happy with my choice – it kind of developed a new love for miso salmon. Out of the 3 visits I made to Devon, I’ve ordered this salmon dish twice and still crave it every now and then. I loved the Japanese inspired flavours of this dish, everything just goes together so well 🙂
Lucky Duck; French buckwheat crepe, crispy duck leg, duck liver parfait, fried duck egg, blueberry preserve.
Alfred had the Lucky Duck, so much duck on a plate! I didn’t get to try much of it, just a bite of the duck with the blueberry preserve. The flavours were lovely though I’m not a fan of the fried duck, a little dry for my liking. But who knows maybe with everything else, it just works, because Alfred liked his dish more than mine, hah.
Looking at their blackboard menu, I’m gutted that I didn’t get to try their Salted Caramel soft serve after each of our visits! Because they’ve recently replaced it with the Pandan flavour, which I’m sure would be nice too, but I’m just a sucker for Salted Caramel things! Shouldn’t have kept saying, “I’ll try it next time”. I really do hope the Salted Caramel comes back by popular demand, but for now I’ll hope to try the Pandan soft serve with chips one of these days.
They had an interesting & droolworthy display of things at the counter, ranging from not-your-usual doughnuts, square shaped cronuts and assorted cakes. Yet to try these, next time perhaps?!
A dish which I tried during another visit is the Little Lost Bread – that pretty dish with the fried brioche topped with strawberries and strawberry ice cream.. if you ever have a sweet tooth that early in the morning, highly recommend it! A refreshingly, sweet start to the day.
Their sign really reflects the whole vibe of the cafe and its menu well. Always curious about what each dish tastes like! Which is the perfect excuse to return another day to try 🙂