Sunday, August 26, 2012

Surry Hills adventures


There have been quite a few exciting additions to the Surry Hills food scene in recent weeks.
Gelato Messina has been welcomed by many on the Crown Street strip, with queues out the door.
Offering their usual amazing staples plus specials such as rosewater gelato with lemon & rosewater soaked brioche, pistachio and cream or peanut butter gelato with toasted coconut & coconut jam.
If it's this busy in winter, I can't imagine the queues in summer....
http://www.gelatomessina.com/

Further down Crown St is the newly opened Kurtosh bakery. I look forward to trying their signature chimney cake. They serve Mecca coffee and have a very special espresso machine (apparently one of only four currently being used in New South Wales) which undoubtedly makes a fantastic brew.

Cowbell 808 is located on Bourke St (about a block from The Bourke Street bakery) and has developed quite a following in the past few weeks since opening.
The go to dish here is apparently the ricotta hotcakes with bacon ice cream, mascarpone and espresso syrup (sounds rather Heston Blumenthal to me) The coffee is Toby's Estate.
So many great coffee options in one suburb. Surry Hills just keeps getting better and better.