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Quick Brown Fox

A Pyrmont cafe with Single O coffee and food by an ex-Fat Duck chef.
By Libby Curran
July 29, 2019
By Libby Curran
July 29, 2019

If your breakfast game is in need of a little shake-up, you'll find yourself in excellent hands at Pyrmont's Quick Brown Fox Eatery. The latest venture from sibling duo Ben and Emily Calabro, the cafe boasts a standout food offering designed by consulting chef Tomislav Martinovic (who used to work at Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck) — who is now on board permanently, and has just created the venue's latest menu.

Promising to infuse Sydney's cafe scene with some fresh ideas, the eatery is dishing up tried-and-true classics alongside a slew of crafty, contemporary creations. Many ingredients are made in-house, too, while the remainder are sourced locally.

An all-day breakfast menu features dishes like mushroom and cauliflower cheese toasties ($19 and $17), as well as a congee of Koshihikari rice that's finished with a chilli fried egg, thick-cut maple-glazed bacon, enoki mushrooms, grilled cabbage and chilli relish ($24). Even the standard smashed avo has been reimagined, here with a soft-boiled egg, chilli labneh and salsa verde ($21). And, if you love haloumi, it comes on a toasted ciabatta with cheese, spiced scrambled eggs and romesco relish ($21).

At lunch, you'll sit down to the likes of an impressive quinoa-fried chicken and bacon burger with hand-cut chips ($23), or a California sushi bowl teaming poached trout, crab mayonnaise, avocado, pickled ginger, warm koshihikari rice, charred cucumbers and lemon ponzu ($27). The buffalo ricotta gnudi is also a highlight, combining soft ricotta dumplings with parmesan, confit tomatoes, macadamia nuts, smoked tomato and herb butter ($24).

Coffee comes courtesy of Sydney's Single O, and you also have a choice of brunch cocktails (espresso martinis, bloody marys, mimosas, negronis and spritzes) and a compact list of 100 percent Aussie wines.

Plus, Quick Brown Fox now offers bottomless sessions. Pay $35 per person, and drink your way through endless espresso martinis, bloody marys and spritzes for 90 minutes. Opt for the $30 option, and you'll sip bottomless tropical or orange mimosas. Either way, you will also have to order food with your drinks package — which is available from 8–11am daily.

Updated August 9, 2020.

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