Le Monde Cafe, Surry Hills

Cafes, Eat, Sydney / 9 November 2016

Le Monde serves up a quality breakfast that won’t break the bank.

Le Monde is an unassuming cafe in Surry Hills, only a five minute walk from Central Station. It is almost inevitable that you’ve seen snaps of the greentea matcha pancakes with mascarpone cream, fresh fruits, toasted grains & coconut espresso on your social media feed. They are an Instagram sensation. If you haven’t already seen it – look it up. Plus, for the real matcha enthusiasts there’s also a matcha latte on offer.
le monde cafe
On the morning of our visit, we were in more of a savoury mood, opting for brekky board complete with soft boiled eggs, avocado soldiers, granola, yoghurt & fresh fruits. There aren’t many places in Surry Hills that would serve such a spread for only $15.
le monde cafe
My guest went for the truffled poached eggs with grilled haloumi, tomato, avocado & white truffle oil on toasted miche. Again, a very generous portion for $16.
We had a scan of the menu and for lunch, there’s salads like the chicken, apple & walnut combo with a honey mustard dressing. If you’re after something more substantial there’s a choice of three burgers including a pulled pork with apple coleslaw, fried egg, chilli aioli & french fries on toasted brioche bun.
le monde cafe
Although the menu at Le Monde isn’t groundbreaking (beyond the matcha pancakes!) it does all the cafe classics very well. Each of us ordered a coffee and a tea. The tea was loose leaf and the Five Senses coffee won’t leave coffee snobs disappointed.
It’s no surprise that on a mid-week morning Le Monde had a steady stream of customers, with many obvious regulars. In a neighbourhood like Surry Hills where the competition is steep, only the decent places stick around.
Before we left to start our day, we ordered another round of coffees to take-away and one of Le Monde’s home made berry muffins. Shaped more like a giant cookie, I was sceptical at first but persuaded that it was a house favourite. My advisor wasn’t wrong, the muffin was excellent. I think what made this muffin incredible was the greatness of its muffin top!
Le Monde Cafe
83 Foveaux St Surry Hills NSW 2010, 02 92113568, Open Monday – Saturday 6:30am to 4pm, Sundays 7am to 2pm