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TOP Sydney Breakfast pick: Bar Contessa

In the inner west, there is a place that serves generous servings of INCREDIBLE food, and Grounds of Alexandria coffee.

Oh yes. Bar Contessa in Balmain has become one of the most sought after places to get an early - or late-ish bite on a weekend.


But don’t let how popular it is turn you off, owner Marco will always make sure it’s not long until you have a seat.

The best thing is, there’s more than one thing on the menu to suit everyone. From the healthy eaters, to the bacon lovers, to the people who want a small but delicious brekkie - or the lot, done well.

The stars of the menu (and some of the MOST ordered) have to be the corn fritters, complete with avocado salsa and crispy bacon or salmon, the breakfast burrito, which comes with scrambled egg, chorizo, cheddar and spicy relish in a burrito with guac - or Rosa’s breakfast bruschetta (my personal favourite!), which comes with a poached egg on soy linseed toast with smashed avo, fresh tomato and basil and some balsamic. HINT: add bacon.


Bon appetit!

Bar Contessa: located at 371b Darling St, Balmain, Sydney

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