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Food is one of my many joys in life. It is a common bond I share among my friends and family. Combining food and travel makes it all the more interesting. I enjoy going out for a good meal with friends and family. The array of various cuisines and our fantastic array of produce really makes Sydney such a great city to live in. Blogging is my hobby and my posts on restaurant meals I have had are paid for and not gratis. Any gratis provided to me will always be stated beforehand.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Maslow's Cafe (Pymble, Sydney)

What is it about a new cafe that attracts my attention? The 2 key factors for me are the location and the menu. When I say location, I mean can I easily get to the venue? Good reviews and great pics on Instagram help too! :)

Broadsheet Sydney recently published an article about a new cafe in Pymble. It caught my eye and I made plans to check it out over a few visits.

I loved the hip look of this cafe. It is located in a garage which has been renovated to fit in a small open kitchen with some tables and a bar with high stools. The decor is slightly grunge like. How cool, and how very unPymble! More towards Surry Hills actually! :)

On my first visit, I had breakfast. My choice was The Little Soldier - 62 degree egg, asparagus and soldier toasts. The egg was perfectly cooked and the asparagus was nicely blanched and had a lovely bite. For my personal taste, I would have liked a sprinkle of salt but taste wise it was quite delicious. Loved the egg oozing all over the toasts. And I liked the plating.

The coffee of choice at Maslow's is Seven Seeds and I had a skim cappuccino to kick off my day. I found it slightly weak on my first visit but on my next visit, it was a stronger brew and sat much better with me.

On my second visit, I came at lunch time and ordered Mr Pig. Yes, you read right, "Mr Pig"! This was Braised pork, 62 degree egg, and baby salad served in a brioche bun. There was a dash of chilli sauce which gave the dish a slight kick. Sorry, I couldn't get a decent shot of the braised pork but just imagine slices of pork nestled under the egg. :)

Let me start by saying I tried to be lady like and used my cutlery. That was a huge failure on my part as the wonderfully dense brioche did not take to the knife. So I resorted to using my hands and eating it like I would a burger and it got all yummily messy!! The pork was tender and delicious, the egg was once again oozing all over the bun but it was such fun eating this way. I absolutely loved the texture of the  Sonoma brioche!

This time I had a cold pressed juice of Pineapple, apple and ginger. It was very refreshing.

On my third visit, I decided to have Smoke on The Water. This was house smoked trout, with pea soup, beetroot cured egg and drizzled with chorizo oil.

What a pretty looking dish. The trout was lightly smoked, the pea soup was slightly sweet and the  boiled egg with a slightly soft yolk looked pretty in "pink".  I actually enjoyed this unusually named dish, it was different from the normal breakfast dish.

They also have an array of scones, Cronuts (from Brewtown), friands and mini chocolate cakes which are baked by a local lady. The chocolate cakes had such a lovely gloss of chocolate icing. The other sweets are baked in house. The range of cakes changed slightly on my 3 visits.

They have been open for only 6 weeks but people are definitely aware of this little cool place.  On my second visit it started to get very busy around noon and there was a tiny queue for a table.

Do check it out, I think you will like it! I've been told there will be some menu changes in the next week or so.

P/S If you do decide to check it out, I would suggest you turn into Livingstone Avenue from the Pacific Highway as the garage is located right across a block of apartments below the highway.

Maslow's Sydney on Urbanspoon
1116 Pacific Highway
Facebook: Maslows-Sydney

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chocolatesuze said...

woah that mr pig looks awesome!

Cindy said...

Hi chocolatesuze, it was rather delicious!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Love the quirky dish names! I don't think I could resist Mr Pig either :)

Cindy said...

Hi Helen, I wonder what the names of their new dishes will be when their menu changes! :)

Dee @ The Casual Food Blogger said...

Wow smoke on the water looks amazing!

Cindy said...

Hello Dee, thanks for visiting! The dish was definitely very colourful visually! :)