I love finding out about new food places near home! It also means I’m much more likely to go back a second (or third!) time – ha! FABLE COFFEE totally fit the bill for my ideal cafe. It’s close by (of course) and serves interesting and innovative cafe food using local and sustainable ingredients. Not to mention their menu changes quite often so it means you can go back all the time and try new dishes!
I took BG along and we started with drinks. She had the Cold Drip Coffee ($6) which was beautifully served in this glass jug with this minimalist, matte grey coffee cup and saucer. How cool do the giant ice cubes look in the coffee? I don’t drink coffee but BG said it was really good!
I had this green juice (yes, I’m really into green juices!) made of Apple, kale, ginger, tumeric fresh juice ($7) followed by this incredibly colourful and beautifully presented dish below…
Touch of fine dining there, hey?! There’s a reason the dishes at FABLE COFFEE are so creative – it’s actually opened by the same people who did SOMETHING FOR JESS in Chippendale a few years back! In fact, I met the Jess who it was something for…if that makes sense. Jess and her partner Phil have started FABLE COFFEE and there’s definitely a SOMETHING FOR JESS flavour to it, although Phil tells me he’s making a lot of his own produce now. There’s actually a small grocery section where you can buy some of the produce.
Anyway, back to the food. I had the Heirloom beetroot and zucchini blini with house cured ocean trout butter, slow baked eggplant tomato, caramelised red onion, spinach puree and mashed Greek feta ($18.50). I chose this dish because I was quite curious to see what this combination of ingredients would be like. It’s a meal that’s packed full of veggies without you really noticing! I liked it a lot – I think they could even do a vegetarian version of it without the ocean trout butter!
BG had the Blessed Morning Bowl with organic quinoa, fresh avocado, dried seeds, winter leaves, grated apple, local broccoli, brussel sprouts and housemade heirloom beetroot puree (vegan, GF) ($13.5). How great is colourful food!? It just reminds me of the variety around. If your meal is looking beige, there’s something wrong. I also love that FABLE COFFEE caters for vegetarians, vegans and other dietary requirements really well. Gone are the days of one vegetarian dish on the menu! Also, please note the huge portion for only $13.50! Such good value.
I’m so glad I got to try out FABLE COFFEE and can’t wait to be back very soon, with DS in tow! Definitely a new favourite neighbourhood joint!
1/128 DARLINGHURST ROAD
DARLINGHURST NSW 2010
NB: talk&spoon and BG were invited to FABLE COFFEE with thanks to Jess and Phil!