Amongst the dredges of Sydney’s railways and Devonshire pubs lay five etchings. It marked a spot with candlelights, edgy camo walls and graffiti signposts – Devon Café. Deceptively small, we were escorted to the secretive extended dining area.
One matcha latte and soy mocha. The matcha latte was dark and rich, sweetened by the fresh milk.
Mother bear ordered the Devon DJI burger. Crispy double fried Korean style chicken, brusselsprout kimchi slaw, roasted peanuts, gochujang sauce and chips.
I was Breakfasting with the Sakuma’s. Layers of saltiness from the fermented soybeans of the miso and sea from the King salmon was tamed by the miso butter. A crescendo of textures were created from the 63 degree egg, moist salmon and crisp eel croquette. Freshness and tang were added by the radish salad. The dusting of seaweed, tempura, sesame flakes and kewpie mayonnaise added an extra layer of interest.
Spoilt with flavour and satiety we headed back into the grey drizzle, memorising the route for the next visit.
- Location: Street parking, across from Central Train Station
- Price: $$
- Service: 3.5/5