Monday, September 19, 2011

Booth Street Bistro, Annandale

Oh September, the best month of the year! Once you get that first breath of warm air into your lungs then you know that the time for hibernation is over. September is my favourite month because I celebrated my birthday on Monday and my goodness did we drag on the celebrations! Since my birthday this year was on a Monday, I figured that I get the weekend before and the weekend to celebrate away.
Demos and I kicked off the weekend and the boozy celebrations that followed with a birthday breakfast at Booth Street Bistro in Annandale. It was a very very late breakfast after a long weekend sleep in and it look like we had beat the breakfast rush, but hey - the sun was out, so whats the rush?
Well, we really aren't in the business of lying to you guys..we were curing a few sore heads as per usual so the espresso and piccolo latte kicked off the recovery. There was no better way to start the day and the (first of several) birthday celebrations. Demos and I were able to drink our respective coffee's without any sugar and I know I find that when you have that first coffee of the morning this allows you to appreciate the flavour so much more. This morning, the strong caffeine flavour was the first to attack my tastebuds and that lovely bitterness lingered on until our food arrived. The booth street beans are provided by single origin roasters and it was a great, potent blend.
I had been craving some serious complex carbohydrates as usual.. and this particular selection does not fall into my standard fare. Nothing could sway me from choosing the Sauteed Potatoes with a poached egg, and chilli jam $13.50

Okay, even Demos looked a tiny bit concerned when I ordered something with a (v) as a vegetarian option. Enter a side of Chorizo, just to meet the meat content. It is breakfast afterall, so hence the need for something substantial..and meaty.
This was a cracker of a brekky dish. The herbed potatoes still had a crunchy outer skin and topping them with a gooey egg just makes everything that more sinful. The chilli jam provided an additional flavour when everything tasted a bit repetitive and I tended to dunk some mouthfuls just to change up the flavour. The chorizo was a welcome addition and was a cheeky addition to a dish intended for Vego's. Well its my breakfast and I'll chorizo if I want to.
Demos' French Toast with Grilled Banana, maple syrup and bacon ($13.50) arrived and I originally had major food envy. Little did Demos know that I was readily awaiting a free moment to pounce for a big bite. 

Now you can see the bacon pop through. How can you not embrace this mixer of a super sweet maple syrup and salty bacon rind? Don't stick to counting your calories because this was a magnificent snack blowout.
Its such a moment of luxury when you sink your teeth into a banana - its the bank breaker fruit these days. However these grilled bananas with a hint of cinnamon that topped everything was just divine. Coated with brown sugar and so warm - there was silence..until I tried to sneak my fork in.
Yes, thats the other half having a siLly moment after all that maple syrup drenched bacon got in his system - doing his own coffee artwork. We really are easily amused. Notice the stupid coffee balancing trick? We thought it was amusing at the time of course, and balance is a bit tricky after a few coffees..or tequila shots. I found that I needed a sweeter second piccolo after our respective meals, just to give it that extra kick and to lull us out of the impending food coma.
It was a lovely breakfast at Booth St. Bistro and are very tempted to come back for a lunch or dinner meal. The weekend breakfast is quite extensive and I'm keen on going back for the buttermilk pancakes they were offering. They have the standard brekky fare made with fresh free range eggs as well as cornfritters, breakfast bruschettas and even the every faithful bacon and egg roll. Prices are on the reasonable end with dishes not exceeding $14.50. The light filled restaurant is the perfect venue for a casual catch up, especially if you are in the nearby area. Its always nice to have something fancy but not too over the top pricey away from the CBD.
We really had an awesome start to the day in this local gem. This is a place for a real, hearty meal - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now we've ticked a breakfast of this list and ticking of the other two off the list will be inevitable. This light filled local bistro is a must visit, it covers all the cravings and is super cosy. Since the hibernating months are behind us, Booth Street Bistro is a must visit to kick back and enjoy a lovely meal during the warm days and balmy nights.
Booth St Bistro, Annandale -
Open Weekends for Breakfast and Lunch and Tuesday to Sunday Dinners.
Booth St Bistro on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! I'd have major food envy with that French toast, too, especially because of the luxurious banana.

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

That French toast looks sloppily good. Oh, for a taste of banana...

MissPiggy said...

Happy happy birthday - the festivus of Miss G! Looks like a great breakfast - I love tatters in my brunch too.

gastronomous anonymous said...

happy birthday! hope u were spoilt rotten and ate wonderful food!
I love booth street bistro - the pancakes is definitely worth going back for!

KayB said...

diggin the blue nail polish.. and no, you can never, ever rush breakfast! Hope you had a wicked birthday :)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday my love! I've been wanting to check this place out for ages, it looks great! I lovelovelove bacon and maple syrup together.

mademoiselle délicieuse said...

Birthdays are the perfect excuse to indulge in some eating. My birthday goes on for at least 2 weeks these days as the husband's is the week after!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Both dishes look great. I could quite heappily eat yours as my brekkie main then Demos' as the brekkie dessert :)

sugarpuffi said...

oh my, that grilled banana with cinnamon looks delish!

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