Favourite new café alert. If like me you love food, but are often disappointed with what Sydney dishes up then never fear!! I’ve found somewhere that packs-a-punch in the taste department, has great customer service and can cater for group orders in a timely manner. And wait for it, the kicker…. Does good. I mean really good breakie.

Breakie (brunch on the weekends) is so important to me. I cook my breakfast every damn day. And I mean eggs and vegies every day for breakie. I love it. It’s the meal the sets up your eating for the entire day and I love eating a rainbow at every meal. I just found somewhere that does the best breakie. Trust me, I don’t say that lightly and I can’t remember the last time I actually said that. And it wasn’t just my dish, because I made sure to try all my friends’ dishes that morning – just to be sure.

Welcome to Shenkin in Surry Hills. This little family owned and run business has a couple of outlets across town; Erskinville, Enmore and Newtown. They specialise in Israelie cuisine. Expect full-flavour country. We tried; Shakshuka eggs – served with many choices The eggs are baked in a rich tomato sauce that is smoky from paprika. Mmm. (If you’ve never had Shakshuka eggs it’s a must!) An avocado falafel, homemade pita bread, great omelets, creamy hummus, tahini coated eggplant and chicken. Everything was delicious. AND FRESH!

Service was great, not too attentive, but attentive enough, everyone was smiling and happy – unheard of! Food came out pretty fast even though we had a group of six. The only minor complaint I could make is that it was pretty load inside, but hey it was a packed Sunday morning. And it was about $23 each for breakie and a coffee. Hard to fault.

If I was into star ratings I’d give 5 out of 5. Definitely worth checking out.


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