Tucked away in the quiet suburb of Petersham is Brighton the Corner, a cafe suitably named so as it sits right on the corner of a block, next to a roundabout. It’s my first time visiting and it ticks all the boxes so far – plenty of free street parking, big and spacious and best of all, no lines.
We’re seated promptly and I’m digging the look of the place, especially the large windows providing heaps of natural light and that huge blue fish hanging on the wall. The menu consists of some breakfast, lunch and sandwich options and isn’t particularly extensive, but covers some good ground. We put in our order and then wait for our food. And keep waiting. 15 minutes past. Then 25 minutes. Then 35 minutes. And we’re now on the edge of just scrapping this café altogether and heading somewhere else, especially given that they were only at half seating capacity and didn’t explain why the wait was so long. At 45 minutes later, our food finally comes and my heart breaks just a little bit knowing that as a blogger, I’m going to have to wait another minute as I photograph my food (over exaggerating, but you know that hangry feeling).
BBQ beans, slow cooked pork, fried eggs with sourdough toast – $17 (+$4 for mushrooms)
Thankfully, the food was tasty all around the table. I enjoyed some smoky BBQ beans which went amazingly with the tender slow cooked pork and runny fried eggs. I particularly liked how the pork wasn’t that fatty and the portions were quite generous (there’s pork hidden underneath as well). Thumbs down to the fact though that they forgot my sourdough toast and I had to point out that it was missing.
Mushrooms, kale, moghrabieh, lemon and thyme butter & sourdough toast – $15 (+$3 for an egg)
We also got the vegetarian option with moghrabieh (aka. cous cous) and this was quite tasty as well.
Brighton Cheeseburger with hand cut chips – $15
The cheeseburger isn’t particularly appealing with its droopy appearance, but thankfully the beef patty is nice and succulent, and those chips were crunchy and seasoned very well.
Hot-smoked salmon, potato hash, capers, cress, poached egg and hollandaise – $17
And here’s the salmon dish. I didn’t try it but my friend was quite happy with it and was stuffed full afterwards.
On a good note, the food, location and venue of Brighton the Corner is all fantastic and I highly rate it. Unfortunately our wait time was too long, so if you’ve got the time to kill or aren’t particularly hungry but are eating anyways, this might be the place to go.
Brighton the Corner
49 Palace St Petersham, NSW 2049
Ph: (02) 9572 6097