Luxe<3 Newtown— A Cosy Cottage filled with Love.

Fresh Food, along with friendly staffs, Luxe has expanded from a small bakery to a cafe in Newtown! Here, you can anticipate for delicious all-day breakfast, fresh salads, a warm cup of coffee and various artisan pastries.

 

The interior of the cafe has been designed in a way that it resembles a small cottage, with the brilliant idea of a black painted wall that is filled with chalks of artistic scribbles from that big red heart to drink menus.  

As you can see, the space is rather limited and the tables are mostly for sharing. Concept -wise, it is basically made like a canteen? But of course, a much more comfy one. 

I had been to this cafe once that is like two years ago. So, this time is my second visit and my purpose is to dig into their salmon meals that I remembered it was so good that I almost salivate to death! I KEED.
Oh, and good news for the non-meat lovers/ vegetarians, this cafe is definitely a choice for you! 

Eggs Royale with smoked salmon.

Ricotta with fresh tomatoes and avocado, with toasted bread.

The FOOD

  • Eggs Royale with smoked salmon: Too Good to be TRUE. From the fancy name given as ‘Royale’, it is of no difference to the usual eggs benedict that you can have from other cafes. But what made this meal stand out is the fact that their toasted bread… MMMMMmmmm. The crisp is just simply heaven. So, the hint here is, their toasted/ baked goods are DELISH~ Be sure to order them! 
  • Ricotta with fresh tomatoes and avocado: the highlight of this meal is their not too cheesy ricotta. Other toppings are just there to make the whole plate looks more colourful and appealing. If you are a meat lover, you will probably dislike this one. It probably looks like a plate of ‘something you can just slice and make at home’. However, as I just said, the toasted bread is a must have, so with that and Ricotta, its not that boring afterall. 

The PRICE
Well, I would not comment much about this section because it is fairly affordable? Depends on what’s your order like. But for just a cup of coffee, I would say you can just go for it (as their heart-shaped paper cup will put a smile on your face).

The AMBIANCE
What’s not to love about this amazing cottage? Unique, fancy and quiet. Brunch and chill yo~ It’s a cottage filled with love! And I love how they market their products with heart shapes everywhere. Spicing up the atmosphere suitable for all valentine~

 

 

LUXE, Newtown.-‘A cafe that is as colourful, fresh and new as the town.’
http://luxesydney.com.au/locations/

Monday to Friday 7 to 4 ·
Saturday and Sunday 8 to 4
195 Missenden Road
Newtown NSW 2065

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Bourke Street Bakery—Sydney’s Legendary Tarts and Pies.

Bourke Street Bakery, named literally after the street name, this legendary bakery, produces a variety of delicacies that are definitely worth revisiting. (RECOMMENDED PICKS: TARTS, especially— Strawberry Meringue Tart, Ginger Brulee tart, Chocolate tart)

Found in 2004 by two superb bakers, this bakery became the hit in Sydney rapidly and certainly, expect a wait of at least 15 minutes just to buy one of their pastry due to the large crowd and queue formed by people all around. Without Fail! Friday brunch picks: Chicken, tomato and pea pie, hot chocolate, lemon curd tart, flat white, lamb and potato pie and ginger brulee tart (left to right). Pain au Raisin and chocolate tart. I love how Aussie people are major dog lovers because I get to see different breeds all the time! So ADORBS~ *screams* >.< This Dachshund is so cute, I can’t even! Look at that short legs and long bod~ Bourke Street Bakery is the best place to have breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea, or just get a take away (at least a TART)! That ‘dreading’ long queue is rewarding! Located at a seemingly serene corner of Devonshire and Bourke Street, such soothing and peaceful ambiance…. your coffee or tea has never tasted that pleasant before. Bourke Street Bakery 633 Bourke Street, Surry Hills T: 9699 1011 7am-6pm Monday  to Friday 7am-5pm Saturday and Sunday FYI [ http://bourkestreetbakery.com.au/ ]

2042 CAFE and DELI — Unique Cafe Concept.

Introducing: 2042, Cafe and Deli.  Named after the postal code of Newtown, it makes it so much easier to locate them on google map!

This was my second time visiting this cafe, because their all-day breakfast were so addictive that I can’t even resist!
I just had to bring myself and my friends here to experience the ‘semi-alfresco’ concept of the cafe.

When you first enter, the space is so wide that it feels empty. Like a cafe that could only be flooded with houseflies or mozzies…. Do not be deceived by its outlook! 

Unique Cafe Concept.– Why?

For many cafes that I had went in Singapore, usually they are under one roof, air conditioned because of the crazy/ blazing hot weather. However, many cafes in Sydney is different, they embrace the sun. In fact, they Love It! Sun bathing is prolly one of their favourite hobbies~

2042, utilise as an OPEN AIR concept cafe. No air conditioner. You can choose to be seated indoors or outdoors. Totally based on personal preferences.


And what’s appealing is their wide selection of different seats available. When I meant different, it is literally different.—- Wooden Chairs, to Pillow Seats, to Sofa Seats…

Their wall decorations were indeed fascinating, whereby many funny words are used and framed. They even have ‘world map’ kind of canvas. Vintage and Classic… mmmm… that’s my kind. Me like!

For instance, I could not get my eyes off this part of the cafe. As much as it is just the kitchen, but there is white-brownish shelves set up and nicely decorated.


A desk that is filled with tourists’ brochures, updates of Sydney Events and even donation drive. Aww,,, Ain’t they sweet? 


Seated neatly on the stacks of shelves were Honey, Jams and etc. They sell these spreads along side as a cafe itself.

Honey, can I buy you home? ^^

Comfy Sofa seats available to suit your mood of the day. Relax much?

More interior pictures…

THE FOOD

  • Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon—I must say that in my whole life, this is the #1 Eggs Benedict I ever had! The two poached eggs were perfectly heated whereby, the egg yolk oozes out when you slice it. Topped with the special creamy, cheese sauce, it makes the usual Eggs Benedict, seem like it is no longer just an ordinary Eggs Benedict!  Besides smoked salmon, you can state your preference for other sides as well.
  • Turkey bacon Wrap— After having it for once, I re-visted this cafe for twice! It was so good! The dough that wraps it was so intact! Meaning to say, the usual messy wraps that when you slice it and all the insides will just splatter all over, it does not apply to this particular wrap. In fact, it stays the way it is and you can slowly savour the BBQ sauce and turkey bacon along with the wrap. Seriously, it taste so heavenly. 

THE PRICE
Jaw-dropping price!! For such a big-fat portion of eggs benedict ($14.50) and Turkey bacon wrap ($10), it is hard to find in Singapore or probably other cafes. Super Affordable. (Y) Trust me, you can even share your wrap with a friend and you will still feel full! 

THE AMBIANCE
Super friendly staffs that stirs up the Bubbly mood and atmosphere! Did I not mention that they grind peppers on your food right in front of you?! That’s indeed good customer service. Open air concept makes the whole cafe much more refreshing and captivating. In addition, I really love their SEATS~

2042 CAFE AND DELI. BAR AND RESTAURANT.
403-405 King Street
Newtown NSW 2042

Mon – Thur: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Fri – Sat: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm 
Sun: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm