Friday, 28 July 2017

District Cafe, Marrickville

District Cafe in Marrickville is the sister restaurant of Newtown's Satellites Cafe. Matt and I head there for a Sunday brunch facilitated through the guys from AGFG

You never know what to expect in the Inner West so naturally Matt and I walk into District Cafe and immediate notice some eccentric furnishings and decorations. I eye off a few skull decorations at the counter and skull sugar cases. I also look into other room which contrasts with the brightly coloured David Bowie inspired wall. 

I quite dig the tyres (below photo) that are hanging from the roof that are holding plants. It's pretty funky.

Matt and I look at the brightly coloured pink menus and eye off some unique sounding dishes. As it's a cold winter's day, I can't but want something warm and comforting.

There's people coming in and out of the cafe with take away coffees and some people are coming in to sit down. Matt orders a comforting hot chocolate and I settle for an Earl Grey Tea.


After some confusion with the staff about our visit, we finally order and I'm starving! I sip from a skull glass of Cherry, cocoa and coconut milkshake ($7) which reminds me of a subtle cherry ripe chocolate bar. Matt prefers more bolder flavours in a shake. I don't mind a milder shake as it means less sugar intake.

So what's on the menu for brunch? I order a Shakshuka with baked eggs, eggplant, peppers, onion, spiced tomato ($18) or you have the option to sub the eggs and chevre for house beans and avo. I really enjoy the Shakshuka as the flavours are very well balanced with the spices and it's really enjoyable to eat with the sourdough. This dish is very hearty and comfortable and was exactly what I was hoping for. Delicious and highly recommended.

For breakfast lovers, most people can't go past the Chopped Truss Tomatoes and Avo Toast with pomegranate, basil (add poached eggs and pickled beets $21 in total). It's a winner winner chicken dinner as Sydney Siders can't get enough of the tomato and avo combination.

For those with a sweet tooth, you won't be able to resist the French Babe ($17) which had dolce butter fruit (pear in my case but it says peach on the menu) with fresh strawberry, pomegranate, hazlenut with black sesame dirt and Turkish ice cream (from the famous Newtown Ice creamery - Hakiki). It was amazing!  This sweet french toast so tasty. There's something really satisfying and textural contrast with the pomegranate and nuts with the soft pear.

Summary: For a satisfying brunch, why not head to District Cafe and enjoy the eccentric decore and delicious food. My favourite dish has to be the Shakshuka baked eggs whereas Matt loves the french babe.

I bet the kiddies would love the skull shakes too.

Price: $20ish per main

Location: 107 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Opening Hours: 9am to 4pm daily

Weekend Food Escapes dined as guests of AGFG. All photos, opinions and words are my own.

District Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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