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11 February 2012 @ 05:04 pm
Reuben Hills  
One thing I've learnt from full time work is that your weekends are sacred and to be celebrated. So last weekend we indulged in a very decadent late lunch at Reuben Hills (61 Albion Street, Surry Hills). Reuben Hills is a newly opened warehouse turned cafe and coffee roastry upstairs and a menu with a Latin American influence.

The menu looks deceivingly simple with a handful of items to choose from, but we've both never heard of many of the items! In the end I was swayed by the little blurb in the 'About' section of the menu and had a baleada - one of the most popular foods originating in Honduras. A warm, soft and thick wheat flour tortilla arrives generously filled with delicious black beans, free range eggs and a beautiful creamy, crumbly and soft queso fresco cheese. It's a little messy to eat but so friggin tasty it didn't matter. Unfortunately by the time we had lunch the Reuben, which Bill was so keen on, was sold out so instead he had the 99 Breakfast at Tiffany's. It was absolutely delicious, a tall burger with a brioche bun, chorizo and crispy onion, Bill proclaiming "all chorizo should be cooked like this". I was dying to try the Doggs Breakfast and it did not disappoint - an ice cream sandwich with a dollop of salted caramel (great balance of salty and sweet!!) which had me scraping the plate really hit the spot, while Bill got his fix from a creamy smooth and sweet Salted Caramel Milkshake.

The service was really friendly and everyone is genuinely nice! Reuben Hills also hold public coffee cuppings on Friday's each week for free and everyone is welcome. Unfortunately for us we probably won't make it to the coffee cuppings upstairs but Bill's eager to try their Reuben sandwich and I'm looking forward to trying their Black Sesame milkshake next time. Anyhoo it was definitely a great way to end our weekend!

Reuben Hills
 
 
Love love love the quirky bottles of water!
 
 
Free range eggs, queso fresco, black beans baleada
 
99 Breakfast at Tiffany's - Chorizo inside brioche bun w ranchero sauce & crispy onion
 
Salted Caramel Milkshake
 
Doggs Breakfast - Ice Cream Sandwich with salted caramel

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(Anonymous) on February 12th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
Tina @ bitemeshowme
Wow that chorizo burger looks so good and dangerous! My mouth is salivating. And that ice cream sandwich reminds me of a monaco bar oooooh
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on March 18th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: Tina @ bitemeshowme
We were both surprised at how good the chorizo burger is! Definitely a must order!!
IRENEirene82 on February 28th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Ayana!! Your pictures are making me sooooooooooo hungry!! Your pictures are looking so amazing!
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on March 18th, 2012 08:39 am (UTC)
Aw you're too sweet!
Melanie YoungMelanie Young on March 11th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
On my wish list
I know what you mean about weekends being precious, they are so short but there are SO many places to eat at. Reuben Hills is on my list...just need to find time to get there.
oh_ayanaoh_ayana on March 18th, 2012 08:40 am (UTC)
Re: On my wish list
My list just keeps growing and growing and growing...
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