Brunch at Yellow.
Mention Yellow, and most sweet tooths immediately think of Lorraine Godsmark, Rockpool alumnus and part of date tart legend.
I arrive early for brunch but don't complain. There's plenty of eye candy in the adjoining Food Store. I lust quietly over the tins of Ortiz sardines, the fridge full of cheeses and a glass display cabinet flaunting luscious cakes, pastries and handmade marshmallows.
Croque madame $15.00
Pan-fried batard with poached eggs, Heidi gruyere, leg ham, rocket and chilli jam
The croque madame is a celebration of protein across all our favourite animals. Leg ham, poached eggs and melty gruyere cheese are protected by two thick slabs of golden pan-fried crusty batard. It's the addition of egg that turns a croque monsieur into a croque madame. It's the garnish of rocket and splodge of chilli jam that turn this rich heavy sandwich into a rich well-rounded meal.
Toast with jam $5.50
Toast with jam seems like a light and easy option, but even this is deceptively filling. Brushed generously with butter and grilled both sides, I'm sure I detect a faintness of cheese, its slight saltiness actually working quite well with the jam.
So yes, I'd ordered the toast but only because I'd planned to follow it with dessert. A sweet tooth always thinks ahead.
Raspberry and white chocolate muffins $4 takeaway/$5 eat-in
Strawberry and rhubarb frangipane tart $6.50/$8.00
Pecan and raspberry cake $7.50/$9.00
Choosing a dessert is an excruciating decision, but in the end I settle on the lemon tart. We're both so full that we get all our desserts takeaway, packed in little white boxes. I eat my lemon tart later that night, the puff pastry is a little soft by then, but the lemon curd is tangy and buttery, airy with bubbles and still somewhat runny.
And yes that was a microphone in the first photo. My first radio interview in a cafe. The final program (a series of conversations about food) will air on Radio National early next year.
Lemon tart $6.00/$8.00
Yellow Bistro & Food Store
57-59 Macleay St, Potts Point, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9357 3400
Monday to Friday 8am-11am, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am-3pm
Monday to Friday 11am-3pm
Tuesday to Saturday 6pm-10pm
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