Saturday, April 23, 2011

Naggy's Cafe & Espresso Bar, Glebe

I had emergency brunch with Zac a couple weeks ago, because there is nothing brunch cannot make better. Except for maybe food poisoning. But anyway. Naggy's Cafe & Espresso Bar in Glebe is his favourite bruncheon place, cosily decked out with a large communal table and plush red lounges, the vibe is casual and the prices are very reasonable.

Eggs Benedict, Naggy's
Eggs Benedict with bacon $13.50

I go for my typical brunch order, eggs Benedict with bacon, which arrives on a piece of toasted turkish bread. Two perfectly poached eggs with thick, bright orange runny yolks, two pieces of grilled bacon (one was slightly burnt, unfortunately), topped with Hollandaise. A little skimpy on the sauce but outstanding regardless - I think what really makes a good eggs benny is decent Hollandaise and Naggy's definitely had some decent Hollandaise.

Club Sandwich, Naggy's
Club Sandwich with beer-battered chips and salad $11.90

Zac went for his usual too, the club sandwich which comes with a serving of beer-battered chips (the best sort of chips, obviously) and salad. The sandwich involves turkey, bacon, fried egg, avocado, tomato, tomato sauce and cheese on Turkish bread, however ironically not double-decker'd. Nevertheless, I took a bite and it is indeed a delicious and very satisfying combination of flavours. I also nicked many of his chips, which were thick-cut and perfect by the way.

Club Sandwich, Naggy's
Cross-section of club sandwich

Sad news on my front was that I managed to smash my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II prime lens a few weeks ago and so sub-par food porn is now the result. Hence unfortunately, you might notice some motion-shake in the photos taken in dimmer eating places. If you want to know what happened, I had my camera mounted on a gorilla pod, but being the careless person I am, I hadn't positioned the legs equally apart, and when I walked away, the set-up over-balanced and I watched on in slow-motioned horror as my camera face-planted into my desk, snapping the lens into two pieces. I made an awful crunching sound and I very nearly shed a tear. So until I get it replaced, you must suffice with slightly blurry images and less pretty bokeh.

Iced Mocha, Naggy's
Iced Mocha $4.50

The iced mocha I had was very pleasing, but however had too much chocolate syrup for my tastes and got too sweet towards the bottom, but I understand that I am a terrible person who does not appreciate chocolate as much as the general public. Zac's espresso wore a beautiful coat of crema and looked lovely and rich, I didn't have a taste but he did approve.

Naggy's Cafe & Espresso Bar
333b Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 2037
Telephone: (02) 9566 4860

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