We’ve been fans of the Japanese fusion menu at Devon cafes for many years now and have visited quite a few of their different outlets since they expanded from their Surry Hills base to Waterloo, Barangaroo and now North Sydney which is even closer to home for us.
The North Sydney cafe is right across from the station and next to Greenwood Plaza, with an airy and contemporary interior. Each Devon cafe has a slightly different menu (although there’s always matcha featured somewhere) that mixes their signatures with more unique dishes only available at that location.
It’s pretty easy to tell which dish is a signature when 80% of our table at our group catch up decides to order Omurice paired with an assortment of different proteins (crumbed prawns and their deliciously juicy fried chicken). For those who haven’t tried this classic Japanese dish, Omurice is the very comforting combination of a silky Japanese omelette draped delicately over a mound of tomato-flavoured rice. Devon’s rendition is enhanced by garlic butter for extra depth of flavour and also a tasty mushroom demi-glace sauce, both of which help this dish really hit the spot for lunch (and a guaranteed food coma afterwards).
Omurice, $16 (+$8 for Crumbed Prawns/Fried Chicken)
The other dish we got on our table was the Croissant St Denis which was one of the most luxe croissants we have ever had – paired with a side of succulent prawns, a rich crab beurre blanc sauce, caviar and salmon roe all drizzled over a “Ghetto style” omelette that was quite fluffy.
Croissant St Denis, $25
Of course, we also ordered some drinks to accompany our lunch from their extensive drinks menu – a matcha latte, iced matcha latte and flat white which were all on point.
Matcha Latte, $5, Iced Matcha Latte, $6 and Large Flat White, $4.50
We definitely enjoy having a Devon closer to home – while North Sydney isn’t the most lively place on a weekend, Devon can be counted on for tasty brunch catch ups.
36 Blue Street, North Sydney NSW 2060
Phone: 02 8971 0377