Nestled underneath Print Hall in Brookfield place, you’ll find Small Print, the bakery and roastery wing of the fine dining complex. We had to come back for breakfast because we enjoyed their pastry and coffee so much previously. It was pretty much inevitable!
We had previously been very impressed with the coffee and were really looking forward to it. The flavour was good and strong without being bitter, however the milk was a little bubbly, as you can see.
We also tried the slow poached eggs with king brown mushroom and asparagus. The eggs were deliciously gooey, slow poached is all the rage at the moment, and gets you a well cooked egg with a soft, oozy texture, a bit confronting for some, but something we love. The mushroom was salty, and a good contrast to the well cooked (and skinned) asparagus, gooey egg and crunchy toast. For a vegetarian dish it was over $20, which is on the expensive side.
Now these are pancakes. Perfect, perfect pancakes! Light and fluffy in the middle, still hot, with a beautiful crispness to the golden brown outside. The dish is pretty as a picture, decorated with edible flowers and though they don’t appear it, the strawberries are actually poached to be perfectly soft and retain their shape. The mascarpone was sweet, thick and creamy, lovely with the sweetness of the strawberry and lightness of the pancakes. The only downside of this dish was that there just wasn’t enough maple syrup to mop up with the pancakes. It could be remedied by providing a little jug with more to pour at your leisure, which would still preserve its beautiful appearance.
Small Print have delivered on their promise! It was more at the pricey end of the scale but for the delicious and beautiful food they delivered we thought it was worth it. If you’re in town you should check it out!