Saturday, 14 July 2012

Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

Reuben Hills, the not-so-ordinary cafe in Surry. Forget about bacon and eggs or Eggs Benedict for breakfast or brunch, Reuben serves cafe food with a Latin American twist. While I was reading the blog reviews for Reuben which were mostly positive, I noticed that the price of some dishes had increased by a dollar or two since their opening not too long ago. I assume this means that their food should be pretty good. 

Went there on a Sunday noon, and there was a queue as expected. We had to put our names on the waiting list, but surprisingly we were seated after only 5 minutes of waiting. The place had a slight contemporary pub feel to it, with some bar stools and Kanye West's music playing in the background. The service was friendly and efficient. 
The NOT reuben $16
wagyu salt brisket, pickled slaw, melted manchego & horseradish cream 

A classic Reuben sandwich is a sandwich made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, Sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on rye bread. This, however was the NOT Reuben sandwich, because of the different ingredients used. The meat is tender, flavour well balanced, and it keeps you wanting for more! If I'm not wrong, the pickled slaw had fennel seeds in it which gives it an interesting twist to the normal old coleslaw.

Baleada $11
free range eggs,queso fresco, black beans 
The combination of spice in this Baleada is indescribable. The mashed black beans had flavours similar to a chilli con carne, and I think I tasted kaffir lime zest in it as well. Queso fresco, a type of Mexican cheese, was finely grated in the Balaeda and it was slightly melted when served.  

Skim Cappuccino $4
I'm not a coffee expert, but this is the best coffee that I've had in Sydney and I'm not exaggerating. Reuben Hills uses their very own seasonal coffee blend and Udder Farm unhomogenized pure milk for their coffee. Although it was skim, the milk was still very milky and frothy. As you may have noticed, I took a sip of the coffee before I took a photo of it. Sorry, it was too tempting :p

Reuben Hills also offers a range of desserts and other mains that cause my mouth to water just by reading the descriptions on their menu. Can't wait for our next visit. 

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