Summer. It all seems like a distant memory now that many of us are getting last winters heaters, flanelette sheets and cozy jumpers out from their hiding places. A few weekends ago Demos and I caught one of the last beach days of the season and enjoyed a lovely brekky with one of my best girlfriends CJ at North Bondi.Now my lovely CJ is every bit the baywatch bombshell that her nickname suggests and I affectionately refer to her as my other, other-half. We have been best friends since high school and more recently she has moved to the east. I believe this move was motivated so she could easily stalk a particular Bondi Vet. I've actually just realized that I haven't actually mentioned her in this blog before- but our eating escapades go way back. It's probably because when we are together inhaling pizzas most likely there is hardly any time to get snaps in between our lengthy gas bagging sessions.
And of course Demos is used to all this. CJ and I actually made his life hell when we all met in high school (D was in the boy school next door) and I do believe he hated our bitchy guts back then ;) 8 years later, we still give him hell - the poor bloke just cant have his breakfast in peace. Speaking of Breakfasts - which is what we are here for..
Speedo's is a very busy and crowded cafe tucked away off the main drag at North Bondi. With a name that pays homage to the budgie smuggler, it seems fitting that they are blessed with a great panoramic view of Bondi Beach. Its a very relaxed atmosphere and the staff are kept on their toes by the weekend customer traffic filling in. Our coffee's and CJ's fruit frappe understandably takes a while to arrive.
South African Boerwors Sausage on Turkish.
A very peppery sausage that had a rather coarse texture. I don't know how else to describe it, unlike other sausages i've had this one had lots of little thick meaty bits that bound together so coarse comes to mind. The tomato chutney that it was served with had a nice tang and went well with the peppery meat.
You can also mix and match your selection of favourite toast toppings, as CJ opted to. Unlike us, she didn't want to cancel out the mornings cardio workout. An order of toasted sour dough, tomato, avocado and ricotta was on the cards - Something simple, light but very tasty nonetheless.
Turkish Toast with Ricotta, Banana, Honey and Cinnamon.
Now when you guys are at breakfast, can you ever decide between the sweet or the savoury dishes? Maybe we do it subconsciously but Demos and I have to have one sweet dish, and another savoury between our orders. A plate shuffle is in order after we are halfway through our dishes, no doubt, but Demos wanted to keep this all to himself - as it so divine. CJ had to distract him while i shuffled the plates around to much protest. Everything is well balanced, there is just the right amount of sweetness from the honey and the added tartness of just a thin layer or ricotta does not make it to sickly sweet.With chilly mornings upon us, there is no way I'd be getting into the water at North Bondi but atleast we have a place to enjoy the lovely view until the summer sun comes back. Speedos has great selection of dishes to from sunrise to sunset - it a great place to soak up the Bondi atmosphere without getting in the surf. No budgee smugglers needed.
Speedo's Cafe - http://www.speedoscafe.com.au/home.html
Open Monday through Sunday for Breakfast and Late Lunch