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Cafe Shenkin – Erskineville, Sydney

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Rainy, wintry days call for comfort foods that are made from love – the type of love that you find in fusing the love of Australian culture with Israeli cuisine.

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And food has to cheer you up right? Doesn’t that French Toast just look like a bizarre kind of face? It made me laugh.

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Gotta say, grilled/toasted/warm (however they do it) banana is one of my favourite things. I’m sure there’s some sort of scientific explanation for what happens in a banana when you warm it up, but it is bloody fantastic! Definitely had a bit of food envy.

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Or you could go for something simple, some labne on toast with bocconcini, tomato and basil (Israeli bruschetta?!).

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My absolute favourite is the Angelita Malawach – Puff pastry served with hummus, grated tomato, spicy coriander & a boiled egg ($17). Cannot get past this stuff. There’s something super decadent about eating a slab of puff pastry twice the size of my face, for breakfast. And I’m a sucker for condiments – look at all those options! I got some tomato-y salsa instead of the spicy coriander, but I’m sure that’s lovely too. I hear the waffles and pancakes are good too, and the Israeli big breakfast is also a must-try.

Cafe Shenkin
53 Erskineville Road
Erskineville

(See website for other locations)

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0 thoughts on “Cafe Shenkin – Erskineville, Sydney”

  • Next time you go, you have to try the coriander dip. Best thing I have ever had. Shenkin desserts are also a must have and you have to have their hot chocolate. Made with real chocolate, it’s so rich and creamy. Craving one now thinking about it. I love shenkin

  • I’m a Sydneysider (North Shore) living in Sai Gon, Viet Nam and I think I’m just hurting myself looking at your blog posts.

    I love my adopted home, but I haven’t had a decent flat white coffee/café meal in a year.

    Anyway – glad you enjoyed your meal.

  • Yeah, I’m consoling myself with all the Bun Cha and Bun Bo Nam Bo that I can eat…
    I love northern food (Hanoiese style dishes) though I eat far more southern food (’cause I’m living in Sai Gon). That is one thing I realised when I came to Viet Nam – that there is so much regional diversity.
    You really should check out Hue (which is the old Imperial capital) and its food when you come back.

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