For an easy, breezy brunch with a view of the iconic Bondi Beach, it’s hard to go past Trio Cafe. The fact that you need to book at least a week in advance is a testament to its successful formula of friendly service, an extensive and interesting brunch menu and location, location, location.
To kickstart, I got for one of the freshly squeezed juices and opt for a blend of apple with pear from the selection of fruits on the menu. It comes out quickly, full of frothiness and the classic combo is just what I need to wash down my Mediterranean Breakfast.
Apple and pear juice, $6.50
The Mediterranean Breakfast has a lot going on in terms of savoury goodies – think grilled haloumi, crispy pancetta, semi-dried tomatoes and chunks of chorizo, accompanying two poached eggs with truffle oil. The distinctive scent of truffle wasn’t very discernible, but otherwise the eggs were nice and appropriately runny. The only greens on the plate to balance it out is a bed of cooked spinach, which I was grateful for to temper the saltiness from the rest of the components on the plate. There was also two slices of olive sourdough toast which was interesting as I haven’t had anything baked into sourdough before, but it did add to the overall saltiness factor of the Breakfast – so I didn’t get through much of it.
Mediterranean Breakfast, $26
My friend had opted for the healthier brunch option of the Vegetarian Breakfast, which features two eggs (any style) paired with sauteed mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes and a pretty spread of sliced avocado to spread on the carrot sourdough. It felt much cleaner than my rather heavy Mediterranean Breakfast.
Vegetarian Breakfast, $22
All in all, Trio Cafe is a lovely spot to have a relaxing gourmet brunch, especially on a sunny day where you can watch the sunshine glinting off the sparkling blue waves of Bondi Beach.