Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

Welcome to Surry Hills - the suburb of coffee, cafes, and hipsters who permanently drink coffee and almost live at these said cafes! One particular cafe that has been on my list for a long time running is Reuben Hills. Salted caramel milkshake anyone?

Lychee, coconut & lime milkshake, $8.50
Unfortunately, I did not order the salted caramel milkshake (you will be mine next time) as my eyes automatically zoned in on the word coconut. Oh how my heart beats for you, coconut. I hate it when milkshakes are too thin, and thank goodness this one wasn't the case! It definitely could be thicker, but alas it wasn't a thickshake so this was pretty darn good :D I couldn't particularly taste the lychee or lime, but there was a strong hit of coconut so no complaining here!

Soft baked eggs, $17.00
We were curious what the jamon (pronounced ha-mon) was, and it turned out to be a form of cured meat. Always pairs well with eggs! The soft baked eggs came and were perfectly runny, oozing out as soon as they were poked with the knife. Bread was promptly dipped into this concoction - perfect base to soak up all that sauce! Top it with the spinach, jamon and ranchero, and you're set. There was a subtle kick from spices, which had me coming back for more.

Baleada, $14.00
Who sees pulled pork on the menu yet not order it? Definitely not me. Pulled pork please! The flavours instantly reminded me of Mexican nachos - so good! There was a pleasant tingle in my mouth from chilli and the pork was wonderfully soft. Loved the addition of salsa just to give the dish a little bit of freshness.

Salmon ceviche, $19.00
The witlof leaves acted like spoons for the salmon ceviche. The small pieces of salmon melted in the mouth and the salad of roasted corn, sweet potato, fennel and jalepenos was balanced just right - not too much fennel or jalepenos so that it overpowered the delicate flavour of the salmon.

The NOT reuben sandwich, $16.00
I've never had a Reuben sandwich before but this not-Reuben sandwich was absolutely divine! I was a bit wary that the manchego and horseradish cream would be too strong, but it melded in really well with every other element. The pickled slaw and wagyu salt brisket really shone in this sandwich.

Food may not be the cheapest, but it sure as hell was tasty and service was super friendly - despite being busy, no one forced us to leave as my friends sat around and caught up. I would definitely come back here if I was nearby in the area, and maybe try one of the coffees - heard that they are good!

Reuben Hills
61 Albion St
Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
9211 5556

Opening Hours
Monday-Satuday: 7:00am - 4:00pm 
Sunday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Reuben Hills on Urbanspoon

14 comments:

  1. Oh how I love the baked eggs - just had the ones at Hardware Societe and this is as close as I'll get in Sydney :)

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    1. You should hit up Cowbell 808! They have awesome baked eggs there too :D I'll keep Hardware Societe on my list to visit in the future then :)

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  2. Oh I've heard so much about this place (from all my Melbourne friends who fly up to Sydney on weekends). I love Surry Hills - there are so many wonderful eateries and so much to see. Can't wait until I fly back!

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    1. Hi Libby! Surry Hills is packed with so many fantastic cafes that I have yet to go to myself and I live in Sydney! Do make sure you visit as many as you can when you come up from Melbourne :D

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  3. I just walked past this place the other day and it was packed! Hipsters spilling outside :P I've heard that the coffee is amazing :D

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    1. It was packed on a Tuesday at 10am! I was wondering if these people ever go to work or just sit around cafes looking cool :P I should've tried a cup of coffee but the milkshake was calling out to me! Let me know if the coffee is good if you ever make a trip to Reuben Hills before I do :D

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  4. dude the salted caramel milkshake is all kinds of amaaazing :P

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    1. I will definitely order it next time! Salted caramel is the bomb diggity :D

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  5. i cant believe the prices have shot up since going at the end of last year. yep, that no so reuben sure is delicious! could go back for more, and that salted caramel milkshake!

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    1. It sure was on the pricey side but the food was delicious so I guess I didn't mind too much! Arghhh, everyone talks about the salted caramel milkshake and I feel so left out of the hoop! I sure will have this milkshake eventually :P

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  6. I love this place, and I'll defs be back for the salted caramel milkshake!

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    1. I would definitely go back for the Reuben sandwich!

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  7. I love thier salted caramel milkshake and ice cream sandwich!
    This place always seems to buzzing.

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    1. They sure do always seem busy! Both the milkshake and ice cream sandwich sound divine :)

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