Scout’s Honour, Redfern (Feb-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Scout’s Honour, Redfern (Feb-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Scout’s Honour, Redfern (Feb-16) (♦♦♦♦)

Scout’s Honour is a cross between a CBD sandwich bar, a Bondi markets wholefoods store and a Chinatown dumpling house. OK the dumpling angle is a stretch but at $10 per dish, even the Chinese are excited.

Expect elbow space constraints in a sleek, white-tiled shoe box operation. Population density matches nearby commission housing. As shown, the girls are worried.

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Back on the food I sense the strategy is fresh, easy to prepare staples underwritten by our friends at Sonoma bakery.

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Personal philosophy is i) sandwiches are strictly for white-collar weekday lunches, and ii) do not ever order muesli at a cafe. Via elimination, the choice is clear.

My hungry eyes frantically dart between the longest list item (LHS) and the word Avocado (RHS).

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Breakfast Plate – boiled egg, feta, tomato, wild rocket, herbs, seeds, nuts, lemon and sourdough – $11

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I suppose serving egg-next-to-toast is fancier than eggs-on-toast. Clever kitchen.

What I like is a creamy feta so fresh you can smell the cow. Bovine positivism is spoilt as my boiled egg stockpile diminishes faster than the carbs. Let’s just say 2nd slice is very lonely with just some veggies as company.  Still, at $11 the value is undeniable.

Avo and Tomato Toast with fresh herbs, lemon, seeds, nuts and olive oil – $9

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As hard for a cafe to differentiate an avo-on-toast as it is for a blogger to critique one. I’ll confess weak knees are usually the result of smashed avocado on crusty bread. Today, the knees wobbled more than the rusty wheels of an Aldi shopping trolly.

In the sub $10 item category across Sydney, it’s up there with the Bowen’s B&E roll in value and enjoyment.

We are not done yet seeing pre-baked goods on the counter. I can’t even remember what this costs aside from waistline expansion.

Nutella cookie 

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Spectacularly premature end to no-sugar February. A massive surface area of intense chewiness which then concludes with a climatic gooey centre. Delicious.

Departing sentiment is positive:
(♦=terrible, ♦♦♦♦♦=superb)

– Food (♦♦♦) – does not stray from simple, good quality and healthy staples.
– Value (♦♦♦♦♦) – best value feed in Sydney outside of a Supermarket and Chinatown.
– Other (♦♦♦) – tight seating, questionable dress sense of staff and clientele.
– Overall (♦♦♦♦) – nothing more than cheap and cheerful.

Highly recommend for healthy, frugal eaters happy to brush elbows with hipsters. Joint is not open on Sundays.

Scout's Honour Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Unrelated observation right next door. There is never a bad time for Pizza (note, 9:30am Saturday).

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Per the Domino’s share price, consumers are embracing $5 pizzas. Everyone wins.

DMP

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