Nestled in a forgotten corner of the city, the Blaq Piq mixes a modern décor with Asian inspired dishes. With a neat outdoor area adjacent to the café, it was perfect for a sunny day brunch.
Service was reasonably fast and friendly. The boy loved the green tea latte which I ordered – noting its fresh matcha infusion which really gave the coffee a different dimension. We also liked the fact it came with the lighter sugar syrup so we could maintain a smooth textured drink.
Green Tea Latte, $5
Our friend ordered the almond milk chia pudding which formed the base of the dish, topped with berries, mangoes and apricot puree. A delicious, rich and moist dish that was great in the heat. We particularly enjoyed the apricot puree which gave the pudding a sweet floral aftertaste in your mouth.
Almond Milk Chia Pudding, $10
Meanwhile, the bacon and egg, which was served with house made chili jam and mayonnaise on milk bun was a well-made affair. Slight tangy chili flavours and the salty bacon was a good change to the usual tomato base. A test of the kitchen’s ability to churn out the basics, we were happy enough with the dish without quite being blown away.
Bacon & Egg, $10
Wagyu corned beef (from the premium beef producers of Rangers Valley) was Blaq Piq’s take on the bun craze sweeping through Sydney at the moment, with watercress, pan fired eggs cooked to 63 degrees and hollandaise. The party enjoyed this dish the most, with the soft meat of the corned beef really complementing the steamed lotus buns and sauces. A finger-licking and dripping affair, this was a dish which we thought really defined the mix of East and West theme of the café.
Wagyu Corned Beef, $18
To finish off the meal with something sweet, there’s a wide selection of baked goods and desserts available. We had the green tea doughnut to share. Coming in a ball of dough with sugar coating, the Insta-worthy ooze of green cream was a delicious treat. Slightly crunchy on the outside, it had again a good strong matcha flavour without being sickly sweet.
Green Tea Doughnut, $4
This is definitely a place to try for foodies looking for a twist to their usual brunch café haunts – it’s just a short stroll away from World Square, but feels a world away from the crowds of that end of the city.
11 Alberta Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9283 8852