Situated on the corner of South Dowling Street and Taylor Street lies Bootsdarling in Darlinghurst. Dainty? I think not. Though small, the rustic flavour of food as well as decorations of hanging ferns, timber cladding and open windows create a nice break from the usual hustle and bustle of some other cafes around the area.
All day breakfast? Suits me fine!
Smooth, strong and creamy, the blend Bootsdarling stocks comes from Melbourne. (hurrah!) Conversations of Europe, New Zealand and food over this coffee was an absolute delight. (GOING TO MISS YOU MON 😦 ) Definitely coming back for more!
Zucchini, corn and ricotta fritters are balanced and seasoned well. Their texture is (to my delight) much softer and smoother than any other corn fritters I have ever had. Most batter I’ve had in fritters are grainy, thick and gluggy. These were definitely much more lighter and had a good hit of acidity to add an extra dimension to the dish.
Pea hash with kale, poached egg and dijon mustard.
Juicy, succulent slow cooked pork nestled in well roasted potatoes, onions and peas. I felt that the dijon mustard added a slight punch of spice and saltiness to the dish (which was lacking in seasoning a bit) but overall a great dish!
I unfortunately didn’t get to try the pastries as we ended up going to Fujipan and buying a whole lot of eclairs, breads and danishes.
Will be back for more!
Til then, happy eating and baking!