Saturday, August 24, 2013

Excelsior Jones, Ashfield


Early yesterday morning, my sister and I impulsively decided to head over to Excelsior Jones for breakfast before buying a few necessities in Ashfield. It's about time I headed over there! Excelsior Jones is located in the backstreets of Ashfield suburbia - an unassuming location for such a popular cafe which had won TimeOut Magazine's vote for Cafe of the Year 2013. Despite it being 11am on a Friday, the cafe was surprisingly buzzing with patrons who were chatting over coffee. I can imagine how busy it'd get for weekends!

Skim latte, $3.50
Yes I have been converted into a coffee person after my trip to Melbourne. How did that even happen? Too many cafes over there with all of them recommending coffee whilst we waited for our breakfasts! Excelsior Jones serve their coffees made from Five Senses coffee beans and my flat white was a damned good one with a smooth finish. No complaints here.

Eggs Benedict, $14.00
Onto the food which arrived together not too long after our order. Both my sister and I couldn't go past the eggs benedict. Who doesn't love a soft, gooey poached egg? The moment of truth arrived when we had to cut open the egg. Would it be perfectly runny or will it have been overcooked beyond repair? We breathed a sigh of relief as it was the latter. The hollandaise sauce was all sorts of amazing with the ham and English muffin with the oozy egg yolk providing a wonderful richness.

Pork hock has, $16.00
I was torn between the pork hock and smoked salmon hash but in the end, pork hock won out. And oh my god was this dish good! The potatoes had been fried so that the innards were still fluffy and the skin was crispy which made it very addictive. The addition of the herbs were very welcome, providing that extra pop of freshness on the palette. This dish is carb overload mind you! So many potatoes - it is one best shared :D


Excelsior Jones has been decked out with the foundations of being a good cafe and we left in high spirits after good coffee and delicious food. Situated in the suburb just over where I reside, I foresee plenty of starts to my days here in the near future. I will try the salmon hash next time as well as revisit for the lunch menu! Burgers, anyone?

Excelsior Jones
139A Queen Street, Ashfield, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9799 3240

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Kitchen closed 3:00pm
Closed on Mondays

Excelsior Jones on Urbanspoon

20 comments:

  1. It's a great place isn't it? We loved our lunch there :D

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  2. Your post is bringing back good memories. Looks like I'm due in for a revisit. Poached eggs there are always so yummy.

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    1. It was amazing wasn't it? It was cooked perfectly!

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  3. It's always a relief when eggs are perfectly cooked - nothing like overcooked eggs to ruin a brunch! This place looks great.

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    1. I would've been so upset if they were fully cooked through!

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  4. oh man oozy gooey egg yolk porn shot!

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  5. This is such a great cafe in the burbs, nice shot of the eggs yolk :9

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    1. It's very unassuming isn't it? :D Thanks - it was a yolk worth taking a photo of!

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  6. The salmon hash is also great and yep you can't beat an oozy egg yolk!

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    1. I plan on ordering the salmon one next time :P

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  7. I love this place- the pancakes are amazing.
    Welcome to the coffee addicts club!

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    1. Oooh I'll have to try the pancakes! Nothing like pancakes for breakfast :D

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    2. Life-changing you say? Then it is a must eat!

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  8. all of those dishes look so tasty especially the pork hock. must keep my mind off the dumplings next time im in the area

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    1. That'll be hard when Ashfield's dumplings are so enticing!!

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  9. i love the food here, very delicious! coffee is a bit weak tho!

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    1. The food was great wasn't it? :D I loved the coffee aroma though - no bitterness!

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