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Excelsior Jones, Ashfield

Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Blog, Cafes | 2 comments

Early on a Friday morning Excelsior Jones was churning out strong-smelling takeaway coffees to suited locals massed around the open kitchen.

Excelsior Jones in suburban Ashfield. Exterior 2

But in the simply furnished dining area we had our pick of the tables. A waiter helpfully found us a high chair and a place for the pram. We drank our flat whites ($3.50 each) and read the menu in the warmth of the sun coming through the large windows overlooking the street.

Excelsior Jones's open kitchen The view from the cafe's simple dining area.

Excelsior Jones’s breakfast menu runs from traditional favourites like egg and bacon sandwiches ($10) to the more exotic sour cherry raisin toast ($5) or smashed minted peas with Meredith goats curd and poached eggs ($13). Some of the breakfast items are also on the lunch menu (from 12pm) so you won’t miss out if you like a late breakfast.

Hungry, we chose from the more substantial dishes on the menu.

Food 2 Food 1

The eggs benedict were downplayed although the hollandaise and bacon were tasty. A large bowl of house smoked salmon hash with fried buckwheat, eschalots, poached egg and fresh herbs ($16) was bursting with flavour.

The Ashfield cafe's selection of cakes.

Recommendation:

A great cafe for some lucky locals. Also worth stopping by for morning or afternoon tea if you’re in the area – lemon cream sponges, brownies, madeleines and a range of milkshakes (cherry ripe, butterscotch, lime & coconut, jaffa, vanilla all $6.50).

 

Excelsior Jones – 139A Queen Street, Ashfield, Sydney


 

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Fleur Lewis
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  • http://www.chocolatesuze.com/ Susan Thye

    love excelsior jones, their cheeseburgers are pretty tasty!

    • http://changingshores.com.au Fleur Lewis

      I’m keen to go back to Excelsior Jones for lunch, I love a good cheeseburger!