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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Trojans, Balmain

Breakfast seemed like eons ago and we were ravenous after our foodie trek from Rozelle to Balmain.

Trojans looked promising with outdoor tables, plenty of punters and a buzzy atmosphere.

Grilled fresh sea scallops served on rocket, parmesan and truffle mayo $16.00

Steak sandwich $13.00

Turkish bread with roasted eggplant, tomato and bocconcini
and pasta of the day: spaghetti with fresh crab meat, capsicum, asparagus and basil in an extra virgin olive oil $14.00

Overall we found the food fairly average. The pasta was a little overcooked and over-oily for my liking, but the turkish bread with eggplant was definitely a winner. The steak sandwich was also given a thumbs up.

Reasonable to good cafe food.

237 Darling Street, Balmain
Tel: 02 9555 4155
4 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 11/21/2004 01:59:00 pm


  • At 12/08/2004 9:25 am, Blogger Ben said…

    You've been busy lately!

    Good review - I had a few questions about keeping your blog:

    1) Where do you find the time? The thing that's different about your blog is that it's not just ramblings - you have to do your research first!
    2) Do you find it difficult to get the photos for the site, i.e. do people even give you a hard time for taking photos of the food? I'm not complaining - the photos look great. I just know that I'd feel kind of awkward. Is there a trick?

    Anyway, great post as always.

  • At 12/08/2004 12:19 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi BHR

    Thanks for the feedback (and compliments!). Don't stop (either--haha).

    In response:

    1) I often get asked this question! I guess time is elastic. A good sprinkling of insatiable greed and a compulsion to natter on about food helps. Research is easy--Google is my friend.

    2) Surprisingly the biggest reaction I get to photos being taken is from other diners who stare and start whispering to their dining partner! Waitstaff may raise an eyebrow but they have never questioned or stopped me.

    I had lunch at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place (photos coming soon, I promise) and was told photos of the inside were forbidden, but photos at my table of food & guests were ok. Go figure.

    I rarely use my flash at night so other diners are not disturbed. Also I should point out I only use a Sony Cyber-Shot, so no threatening SLR lenses to intimidate owners.

    Having said this, you would be surprised at the number of fellow foodies I spot taking photos of their meals! Foodie bloggers are a growing force.

    Bon Appetit!

  • At 12/10/2004 1:23 am, Blogger pinkcocoa said…

    Can't wait for your post on Lindt Cafe! I have been wanting to go there but havent found the time yet. I will wait for your post before I go ;-)

    Max Brennan also gave me the same reaction on taking pictures of the premises! The staff said there's copyright issue. hmm....

  • At 12/10/2004 8:45 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi PinkCocoa

    Lindt Cafe was good, but you should definitely go there yourself for 'research purposes'. They also have Lindt ice cream available. And the Lindt hot chocolate is pretty decadent.


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