Parida Cafe Bondi, Review

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The new brunch menu at Parida is worth getting egg-cited for.

With an increasing appetite for healthy foods and global flavours, breakfast has become somewhat of an art form. Parida cafe’s savvy restaurateurs, Peter and Frida, have created a morning menu that goes beyond the usual breakfast fair.

Located on the far north side of Campbell Parade, this brunch spot (like many Bondi locals) has received a well deserved face lift. The nip and tuck comes in the form of a new menu, new chef and newly renovated space.

Local interior designer, Ally Marotte, has created a strong Moroccan presence with aqua tiled columns, hanging fern baskets and blond wooden frames. Meanwhile, newly instated chef Rakesh has put a twist on the humble eggs and bacon. The name Parida is derived from the Spanish term ‘talking nonsense with friends,’ and is the vision behind a menu designed to bring people together.

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A crowd favourite, the Baby Parida ($18) comes with chorizo croquettes, whipped feta, potato rostis, poached eggs, hollandaise and toast. The geometrically stacked plate has been carefully thought out in both design and taste. The crunchy nuggets of potato rosti crack open to creamy mashed potato seasoned with thyme and salt. Similarly, the chorizo croquettes are cheesy balls of indulgence. This dish is extremely rich and not for the faint hearted, add bacon ($4) if you know a good cardiac surgeon.

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Another playfully named dish is the Paleo Escobar ($17), combining sriracha scrambled chilli eggs, avocado, spring onion, crispy bacon and tomato salsa. The chilli eggs are a wake-up call to your palate. If you love the addictive sensation of chilli induced tingling lips, then this is the dish for you. When the spice becomes too much, fresh avocado, tomato and cucumber will fan the flames on your tongue and provide a soothing relief.

If chilli eggs don’t wake you up, Parida’s Gabriel coffee ($4) will. The roasted Gabriel beans make a strong, bitter flavour that stands up to the bold Parida menu. If you want to skip the caffeine, a refreshing watermelon juice ($9) will also cool you down. And if you want to make brunch the new happy hour, Parida offers a selection of local beers and wine. Wine-not start the day with a crisp glass of Babich Rosé ($9)?

Vegetarian options include Tahini Eggs ($18), Corn Fritters ($18) and a decadent sounding Belgian Waffle ($19) served with Belgian chocolate, fresh berries, vanilla ice cream and fairy floss (drool).

It’s time to release the shackles of toast and liberate yourself from a boring breakfast. Gather your friends and family to Parida for a beachside brunch you won’t forget. Check out the full menu here, or head to the website for more information.

Parida Bondi is open Mon-Fri: 7:00am–3:00pm, Sat-Sun: 8:00am–4:00pm

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