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The Mayflower

This millennial pink Darlinghurst cafe takes your regular brunch up a notch with caviar and truffle.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 21, 2020
By Marissa Ciampi
July 21, 2020

Darlinghurst's new cafe is an opulent affair. Located in a 90s art deco building just down the block from East Village Sydney, The Mayflower is offering full caviar service for breakfast and lunch, along with generous portions of black truffle.

The venue is by Christian Lee and Kevin Ly (formerly Brewristas), who pay homage to the the building's former florist with the greenery-filled, floral-themed cafe. Expect a millennial pink interior that's accented with onyx stone tables, resin pendant lights, abstract murals and lush installations.

The luxe food offering starts with the caviar service — with the white sterling caviar (ten grams for $30) being the most accessible, while the ars italica oscietra ($168–288) and the black pearl beluga ($228–338) require plenty of spare cash. All of the caviar is served with blinis, crème fraîche and chives.

As it's currently truffle season, there's also truffle service for a tenner, which lets you add a generous amount of either Western Australian or Victorian truffle to any dish. There are also truffle specials on the menu, including the croque monsieur ($18), with prosciutto de parma, smoked mozzarella, gruyère and béchamel, all topped with a heaping portion of shaved Australian truffle ($18).

Elsewhere on the menu, you'll find poached lobster rolls ($29) with sea urchin mayo, bruléed french toast topped with fresh berries and edible flowers ($18) and a wagyu cheeseburger ($16). For dessert, you can choose between a chocolate truffle tart ($16) and a mandarin and lemon curd meringue with finger limes ($13)

Open for brekkie and lunch daily, the cafe is also slinging cuppas, along with kombucha and PS40 sodas.

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