We are loving the fresh vibes of the new dining precinct down at Barangaroo, especially on weekends when the office workers aren’t around and Barangaroo plays host to some of the least crowded cafes in the CBD, like Devon which we have been fans of since they first started out. It’s refreshing not to have to wait in line for a table for brunch at a nice cafe in the city – though I expect this may change soon as word gets out.
Devon’s Barangaroo outlet has a modern, trendy fit out with high ceilings and industrial touches here and there. Al fresco seating is available, but today we opt to sit inside. For lunch, I decided to go for the Crab Pasta, which features a mound of squid ink angel hair pasta which thankfully doesn’t leave my teeth black afterwards. The ribbons of jet black pasta are packed full of garlicky, chilli flavour and shredded crab meat with every bite – which somewhat justifies its premium pricing.
Crab Pasta, $29
My friend and I also end up sharing the cheeky DD Special which features crunchy, chunky hot chips with a mix of Matcha and Hojicha Soft Serve Ice Cream with the subtle tea flavours infused deliciously into the creamy soft serve. It’s a gourmet take on the classic Maccas chips with soft serve and we love indulging in this guilty pleasure during summer!
DD Special, $12
The newest Devon cafe continues on the brand’s quirky Asian fusion tradition in a more convenient location – we’ll be back for more, especially when we’re looking for a decent brunch on the weekends without the insane queues.