|Inside Cafe Giulia|
Finding a cafe that was open during the past christmas and new year break is not easy -___-;
Took a few weeks off last year during the holiday season and the plan was to take my parents and uncle who were visiting for breakfast at Brasserie Bread.
Silly me for not checking in advance, so of course the place was closed for the end of year break :(
After almost an hour driving around, finally remembered Cafe Giulia !
You have no idea how ecstatic I was when I saw them open - I was hungry and sick of driving around aimlessly by this stage.
|Outdoor Seating Area|
The cafe is located along Abercrombie Street, which is more Ultimo than Chippendale if you ask me.
It is strategically located near several universities, such as UTS, Notre Dame and Sydney University, not to mention it is also within walking distance from the students only apartment, Unilodge :)
There are may to choose from the menu written on the blackboard, and the prices are very reasonable as the serving size is generous.
Trying to pick from the long list of options from the blackboard can be a daunting task as I believe they do not have a paper menu.
Imagine the people lining behind you while you are trying to make up your mind *yikes*
Since my parents could not be bothered to read the menu, they just left it up to me to order for them (this is a very common thing when I dine out with them ).
A cup of coffee is of course in order, if you are a big coffee drinker you can have them in mugs for $3.50 or in a bowl for just $5.00.
The first time I came to Cafe Giulia, I ordered the coffee in a bowl - it was as big as soup bowl 0_o
No wonder the girl was smiling when she took my order...
|Spinach, Feta & Onion Omelette|
w/ Rye Sourdough Toast
There are several omelette filling choices on the menu, I chose the spinach, feta & onion for my mom, and the chorizo & parmesan for my dad and uncle. They looked pretty much the same from the outside so I didn't took a separate shot for the chorizo & parmesan :)
The omelette was huge ! It filled up the whole big plate and served with rye sourdough toast and lightly dressed salad.
|French Toast w/ Grilled Banana, Crispy Bacon, Mascarpone & Maple Syrup|
Isn't that such a beautiful sight ? *sigh*
My favourite brunch food - french toast, banana, bacon and maple syrup - and Cafe Giulia's is still the best one I've ever had in Sydney.
The portion was generous, the french toast was nicely done, pudding like centre and crispy caramelized on the outside.
The banana was so sweet and the bacon crispy, drenched with lots and lots of maple syrup !!
Don't forget the mascarpone too :)
It is perhaps not the healthiest breakfast or brunch option out there, but hey, life is too short to worry about such thing right ? (yeah right..... :P)
|Polished Plate ^_^|
My cousin who frowned upon the idea on mixing sweet and savoury in the one plate was converted by the time she polished off her plate - yippee \^o^/
Now...who else can I convert into The Fellowship of French Toast, Bacon & Maple Syrup - any takers ??
Cafe Giulia is open from Tue - Fri from 6.30am - 4.00pm , Sat & Sun from 8.00am - 3.00pm.
They are closed on Mondays and long weekends.
|Bench by the street|