Salt Meats Cheese, Drummoyne (May-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Salt Meats Cheese, Drummoyne (May-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Salt Meats Cheese, Drummoyne (May-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Salt Meats Cheese (SMC) resides in the best-in-breed Drummoyne Harris Farm Markets. Colourful produce is everywhere on display. It’s a kick in the face to Aldi and the Asian grocers found in Sydney’s west, whereby ‘lowest price wins‘ and you get free fungus on the underbelly of any fruit.

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Back at fungus-free SMC, here’s some brunch options: bakery, pizza or for those with a high disposable income, an Oyster Bar. Unlike in Chinatown, there is no ‘fishy‘ smell that wafts down the corridor. That’s a positive.

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At the bakery, for $7.50 the prize is a Bacon & Egg roll. Before we get there, it’s worth checking out the barista.

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In my expert opinion, this soy flat white tastes like a soy flat white….

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In the same way you judge a woman’s beauty by her eyes, I look at size of roll, fattiness of bacon and degree of cheese melt as encouraging lead indicators.

Bacon & Egg ‘Grande’ with provolone cheese and special HFM sauce – $7.50.

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There is two because after a decade-long relationship, we still don’t know how to share.

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Bold hit of flavour, largely credited to a yellow condiment commonly seen in one particular American street food. Yes, I actually can’t quite distinguish this from a mustard hot dog aside from a sausage for bacon swap.

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Beware an overwhelming molestation of mustard on all five senses. Positive – generous bacon. Negative – overly puffy and dry bread roll.

Next is one is not for calorie counters. There is a beautiful hit of sugar, butter and almond flakes wedged inside the corpse of France’s finest invention since the guillotine; the croissant.

Almond Croissant – $4.50.

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Seriously crispy pastry, not overly sweet and very dense. Again, big tick albeit not the ‘health tick’.

We then waddle over to the deli counter for a palate cleanser.

Wild Rice with Eggplant and Farrow plus Prawn and Couscous Salad  – $10 (large)

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Visually stunning and equally sophisticated if you appreciate salads. Despite my death stares, the staff only provide 3 prawns. Borderline unacceptable.

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My learnings are: farrow is a nicely chewy grain, prawns are fresh and I’d happily come back for thirds (in rare times of dietary guilt).

The fun continues with the in-house pizzeria. This is for next time.

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The dedicated fromagerie is perhaps tall an ask for my lactose (in)tolerance.

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SMC is now a weekly staple in the grocery shop with an upgrade opportunity in a B&E fix:
(♦ = terrible, ♦♦♦♦♦ = superb)

– Food (♦♦♦) – good quality but a frustratingly simple bakery breakfast menu.
– Value (♦♦♦♦♦) – hunger fulfillment for $10 or less.
– Other (♦♦♦♦) – co-location synergy with Harris Farm.
– Overall (♦♦♦♦) – simple things done right.

I would say don’t go out of your way for brunch only. Bring the grocery bags.

Will I be returning?
Yes

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