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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Post Cafe, Marrickville

Post brekkie $12.90
Two eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and coffee or tea

It's easy to work out how Post Cafe got its name: the white capitals that spell Post Office are still there on this heritage-listed building.

post cafe interior

Inside the high ceilings, white walls and polished floorboards make this cafe seem large, spacious and airy. Extra large windows let in plenty of warm sunshine and there's ample walking room between tables. A padded bench provides perfect seating for large tables along one wall; along another are high tables and bar stools perfect for those nursing a coffee over the weekend papers.

Grilled chicken breast $15.90
Served on warm vegetables, kipfler potatoes
and a tarragon demi-glace

There's a lovely relaxed atmosphere here. Families and couples provide a pleasant background buzz, staff are present but not over-bearing, and you really do feel tempted to remain there, whiling away your weekend just soaking up the sun.

turkish breakfast
Turkish brekkie $12.90
Scrambled eggs with sujuk (spicy Turkish sausage),
potato rosti, blackened tomato salsa and Turkish toast

I've made a couple of visits with different people and the breakfast options (served all day) seem to consistently come up trumps. The Turkish breakfast is a particular specialty: mouthfuls of soft scrambled egg mixed through with hot spicy cubes of sujuk Turkish sausage.

The goats cheese scrambled eggs are also delicous, a muddle of soft-cooked egg the colour of pale butter, piquant with the generous crumblings of goats cheese.

Service can be a tad slow but then we've never really been in a hurry to leave.

chicken salad
Chicken salad $12.90
Rocket, baby spinach, semi-dried tomato,
roasted beetroot and balsamic dressing

Scotch fillet steak $16.90
Served on a bed of buttermilk mash, snow peas,
wilted spinach and red wine jus

Spicy prawn and okra gumbo $12.90
served with steamed rice

goats cheese scrambled eggs
Goats cheese scrambled eggs $12.90
with shallots and served on sourdough toast

Post Cafe
274a Marrickville Road, Marrickville, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9572 9339

Monday - Wednesday 8am till 10pm
Thursday - Friday 8am till 11pm
Saturday 8am till 11pm
Sunday 8.30am till 10pm

Breakfast served all day

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15 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Anonymous on 9/20/2006 11:02:00 pm


  • At 9/20/2006 11:13 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    oh man that looks good.. must make a visit!''


  • At 9/21/2006 8:01 am, Blogger M-H said…

    I used to live near there, but I'd forgotten how good this place is. Thanks AG, I must make a return visit.

  • At 9/21/2006 8:16 am, Blogger Veruca Salt said…

    Those magical words - Breakfast served all day.

    Who can resist a fry up? Not I.

  • At 9/21/2006 8:25 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks to be a solid and cheap local. Nice!

  • At 9/21/2006 11:57 am, Blogger Julia said…

    I went here years ago and it was really nice! That goat's cheese omelette looks DIVINE.

  • At 9/21/2006 2:53 pm, Blogger Reb said…

    wow - that's some serious looking breakfast. Great pics too (as usual!)

  • At 9/21/2006 7:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    everything looks soo good! but so far away >_< ill do the trek someday...
    i really wanna try the turkish brekkie, caesar salad and the goats scrambled egg. Sourdough ftw^^!

  • At 9/21/2006 7:55 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    whoop sorry i meant the chicken salad... Freudian slip maybe?

  • At 9/21/2006 11:52 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mmm...that Turkish breakfast looks great! I also want to try those gumbos -it's Southern food right? I LOVE Southern food! =)
    Great photos by the way!

  • At 9/23/2006 9:02 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The steak and mash looks great - but seriously, why bother even put greens on the description if you think three or four pieces is adequate? When I buy a meal, I want a complete meal, not a token green. Bah!

    Jodes in Perth

  • At 9/24/2006 10:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Another good serve of goat's cheese was this morning's special at Sideways Cafe at Dulwich Hill. Scrambled eggs with sundried tomato, goat's cheese and english spinach with grilled roma tomato, crusty toast and a long black. My daughter had a ricotta pancake with rhubarb and yoghurt. My wife had the green eggs -scrambled with pesto, crispy bacon, crusty toast and fresh pineapple juice.

  • At 8/06/2009 8:38 am, Anonymous Trisha said…

    There is nothing better than a good, hearty breakfast! Breakfast (or in uhhh most mornings for me.. Brunch!) is my favourite meals of the day. A good old plate of eggs, meat, vegetables, and bread is always a sight for those sleepy sore eyes! This looks fantastic Helen!

  • At 8/06/2009 8:04 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Trisha - I agree. Brunch means a chance to sleep in! :)

  • At 12/10/2009 12:07 pm, Anonymous coffeehorse said…

    I looked at this and thought "as a Marrickville resident" I had to go there and inhale a large cooked brekkie.

    Unfortunately, three years looks to have done a lot of damage, eggs looked watery, plates had an unappetising grease-pool under the food, and there seemed to be no care with presentation, ingredients or prices - $4 sides also weren't generous enough to justify the pricing in an area like this.

    The goats' cheese stuff still looked like menu highlights, but I'd be heading down to scrambled or baffi & mo instead.

  • At 12/11/2009 1:42 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi coffeehorse - A shame to hear your experience was less than impressive. We had breakfast here a couple of months ago and found it okay. Have yet to get to Scrambled or Baffi & Mo though - thanks for the tips!


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