You’ll find this newly opened cafe Three Williams is strikingly spacious, designed by architect Anthony Gill. This cavernous diner is a bit remote as it is located at 613a Elizabeth Street, Redfern, where this roomy space was once a furniture warehouse. This place is overflowing with unreal house made beverages, mild coffees, tasty dishes and to finish help yourself to an endless selection of sweet treats, located at the counter. Please make note it is extremely important to bring an empty stomach to Three Williams as I found it tough to decide.
Replace summer time sadness with SUMMER TIME HAPPINESS by seriously starting with this House Made Pineapple and Mint Soda ($5) – It is ridiculously refreshing and addictively tasty; you wouldn’t want to share, TRUST ME. Mind-blown this soda delivers some combination of pineapple juice, corn syrup and carbonated water. If only this fizzy drink contained small amounts of alcohol then my life is complete.
House Made Pineapple and Mint Soda ($5)
Or if you like drinks made from fresh fruit and served in classic milk bottles, then you got to get your hands on Banana Smoothie ($7) – A smoothie consistency that is slightly thicker than a slushy drink suggests there is an excellent source of vitamin B and C. It is naturally sweet with the flavours of Medjool Date and crushed Walnut Praline. Personally, I believe this is the best cure for hangovers, just saying… 😛
Banana, Medjool Date, Walnut Praline Smoothie ($7)
Our eyes paid close attention to the Big Williams ($18) before it even reached our table. All-in-one, this plate contains crispy stripes of Bacon, 2 X sunny side up fried eggs, 2 X skinny Nuremberg sausage, 2 X half slices of roma tomato, hash and a portion of onion relish . Heavily buried underneath is a slice of white bread that soaks up all the meaty flavours in this dish, OH YEAH! I just discovered that Nuremberg sausage is made from lean pork and beef, best to eat it whilst it’s still hot.
Big Williams: Bacon, fried eggs, nuremberg sausage, roma tomato, hash, onion relish ($18)
This bacon turned out be crispy- WINNING!
Just rotating the plate to let you guys see the other side of this dish.
Desperately want to yell out “HEALTHY CHOICES HERE I COME” with the Pineapple and Coconut Bircher ($12) in my hands. A popular breakfast pick including uncooked rolled oats, pieces of pineapple plus juice mixed with milk, natural yogurt and paper thin slices of coconut strands. For me, it’s a change of breakfast although I don’t mind having this healthy vegetarian muesli once in a while as it is packed with tropical goodness to sustain you well into lunchtime.
Pineapple and Coconut Bircher ($12)
Paper thin coconut stripes
Excuse me if I pour my heart out but this Grilled Prawns Narnie ($14) is EPIC. The 5-6 X succulent prawns are delicately grilled but heavily seasoned with a burst of flavours as soon as the tip of your tongue touches those prawns. It is quite delicious surrounded with fresh chopped lettuce, corn pieces, drenched in secret sauce and enveloped by their famous house-made flat bread narnie. My spider senses tell me EAT WITH YOUR HANDS or else you won’t get the full satisfaction. I can finally see why this dish deserves creditability and is a SIGNATURE dish at Three Williams.
Grilled Prawns Narnie ($14)
Wowzer 5-6 pieces of fresh prawns?!
Better make it snappy and order the Fish Croquettes ($3 each) – A golden coated breadcrumb snack that instantly pops into your mouth, I question why I didn’t come here earlier?! Though it’s a bit dear in price but it’s STUFFED full with fresh fluffy white fish.
Fish Croquettes ($3 each)
This fish knows how disguise itself….It’s a winning dish in my books!
Love how Three Williams uses egg cartons for presentation purposes.
Yes, they have a kid’s section and I really really wanted to draw but I’ll save it for next time.
I found the donut cabinet! Did you know…Three Williams extracts the juices from a beetroot to add colour to these sexy bad boys.
Pink Grapefruit Donuts
Whilst stuffing our face with food, we notice a display of bikes glued onto the wall. We watched a man walk on the ramp and suddenly stopped in front of one of the bikes and lifts his hands up to take down the bike, then continues exiting the cafe with the bike. Yes there were a few “Whaa…the…f…” faces however I strongly approve because you can see it and most importantly USE IT.
Before the bike disappeared.
After the bike disappeared. LOL. Just not use to this yet.
Spacious seatings all around Three Williams.
It is essential to keep all INTIMACYS on the complimentary Pink Grapefruit Donut to yourself. This sugar- glazed grapefruit donut left me jaw-dropping. The appearance may just look standard but with a cleansing bite of a fresh pink grapefruit juice also a slightly bitter finish, it’s a win for the big kid’s palate. Very sorry if this donut doesn’t appear to look like above but that’s because whilst driving it flipped upside down.
Complimentary Pink Grapefruit Donut
I am confident to say this complimentary Pistachio Cake goes oh so well with a good cup of coffee. It’s perfectly moist tea snack cake with pistachio fragrance all around.
Complimentary Pistachio Cake
LOOK I made a NEW FRIEND!!! Say HELLO to Elizabeth, her contagious friendly hospitality made me run back to the cafe and take a photo with her. LOVE HER PHOTOGENIC SMILE!!! In conclusion, I only had to trek across the busy streets of Sydney to make the most amazing discovery of house-made soda, narnie and much much more. I advise you to go straight for the pink iced doughnuts! AND if you see Elizabeth say “HI” for me 😀
Elizabeth at Three Williams
Photos by Vanny Tang
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Devon cafe is no stranger to the suburb of Surry Hills and is lead by two double trouble ex-Guillaume couple. One from Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne and the other Guillaume at Bennelong. It is fascinating to see how this cafe is merged between casual laid back setting with a taste of fine dining. The cafe is bright and airy and we’re immediately welcomed by a friendly face the moment we stepped into their doors. I love their hospitality. Throughout our meals service is highly attentive.
Gorgeous basket of fresh fruits adding a colourful flourish to the shared table.
Fresh flowers makes any customer smile.
I decided to start my day with one of their drink specialities that I found very interestingly unique is the COKE CHINO ($5.50) – Truly one wicked beverage that contains sparkling coke and a shot of strong espresso. Its definitely a night owls best friend when it comes to super early mornings. You will be surcharged with full of energy in no time.
COKE CHINO ($5.50)
Superbingly delicious is the ICE MOCHA ($6.50) – This mocha is perfect in terms of aromatic, deep rich intense flavour with a smooth consistency and a light sweet aftertaste. This is equally impressive as Circa Espresso in Parramatta.
ICE MOCHA ($6.50)
Beautifully presented is the OGRE ‘HAPPY MEAL’ ($21)– There is a slight crunchy laciness around the edges to the fried egg, its yolk still runny. The golden cube hash potatoes deep fried surface is crunchy and moist. The tender ox tongue so simple yet so good, with the flavour of the cauliflower puree and crunchy fried pickled onions really coming through in this dish.
OGRE ‘HAPPY MEAL’ ($21)
Well hello there close up shot.
The perfectly indulgent dish is the BREAKFAST WITH THE SAKUMA’S ($24.50)– A glorious colourful summer dish that is still currently on their menu due to popular demand. The miso grilled king salmon is just too good it can be served on its own. It is incredibly smooth , light, fresh and wonderfully flavoured. Cutting little chunks off with a knife makes it even more eager for what is next to come. With the kewpi mayonnaise droplets adds a whole new flavour to the dish. This decadent dish also include smoked eel croquette that is coated in breadcrumbs.
BREAKFAST WITH THE SAKUMA’S ($24.50)
For the 63 degree egg, it seductively oozes out slowly, adding a yolky sauce to the dish. With the yolk being a bright sunset orange with a creamy texture. I would’ve considered ordering additional egg. Its amazing what a 63 degree egg can do to someones emotions, especially when it is prepared for an hour in a sous vide aka water bath.
Miso grilled salmon– A harmonious marriage of decadent fresh flavors.
And if you sense a guilt trip whilst eating , don’t worry the radish petit salad knows how to disguise itself as being healthy. This dish is generously oozing with yolky goodness!
Radish petit salad
Inside of smoked eel croquette.
This dish is so good you’ll want to order it again. Just look at that yolk puddle.
Aside from their savoury dish, GONE BANANAS ($16) is absolutely a real treat to end all meals. You may curse aloud when you taste this soft buttery banana pancake splashed with heavily caramelised palm sugar syrup set aside with pieces of half sliced banana fritters that is deep fried golden on the outside and deliciously hot and gooey in the center. At the same time briefly dunk the pancake in the pandan ice cream and there you have it, an episode of gone bananas expression appearing whilst you devour this dish.
GONE BANANAS ($16)
“Cry me a pandan river”.
Each bite delights with rich banana flavours and sweet palm sugar syrup.
This guy makes the best coffee at Devon.
So does the hype of Devon match the reality? Happily can nod my head and scream out “IT SURE DOES”.
Devon offers a lot of luxury in their menus and I am overjoyed to see what they have installed for my next visit. I seriously can’t stop talking about the BREAKFAST WITH THE SAKUMA’S dish! Its a perfect excuse to roll out bed.
Photos by Vanny Tang
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