During my first couple of years at Sydney Uni, a 2 hour break between classes meant a visit to King St in Newtown for $6 Thai. It was cheap and it was filling, but I found myself going there less and less especially in my third and fourth years at uni. Perhaps my palate became more discerning, or perhaps I just got sick of eating the same pad thai and pad see ew day in and day out, but I ventured away from the Thai places in Newtown and into the cafes on Glebe Point Road.
I stumbled into Clipper Cafe one day with its cool bicycle wall hangings and relaxed vibe. It was no less busy than my usual Thai haunts in Newtown but once seated I felt like I could sit there all day sipping coffee and tapping away on my laptop (as some people were doing).
Today I was here with Sir D and we settled on ordering one savoury and one sweet item for lunch. While we waited for the food to arrive I ordered a berry smoothie which was pretty in pink and sufficiently sweet with honey.
It seemed like baked eggs was their specialty since they had several types of baked eggs on the menu. We chose the baked eggs with napoli sauce, chorizo, spinach and fetta with herb toast. The toast was buttered and crunchy and the perfect base for the chunky tomato sauce and the slices of spicy chorizo. The eggs were a little firmer than I prefer but the servings were large and I don’t think I would have been able to finish this on my own!
Our sweet dish was the organic flour pancakes with strawberries, banana and ricotta which Queen Chu had recommended to me. These pancakes didn’t disappoint – they were light and fluffy and perfect for soaking up the maple syrup. I was expecting the ricotta to be inside the pancakes but in fact it was a dollop of ricotta cheese on top of the stack which added a pleasant creaminess to the pancakes. And I think the fruit was just there to make me feel better about eating pancakes for lunch!
The atmosphere at the cafe was so chilled and I must have been enjoying my lunch too much because I realised I was going to be late. I ran back to uni but I was still late for my class – it was completely worth it for those pancakes though! Next time I’ll have to make sure I have a longer break between classes so I can take my own sweet time :)
16 Glebe Point Road
Glebe NSW 2037
Open 7 days, 6am-6pm