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Review: Devon Cafe V – Surry Hills

Devon Cafe: Revisited V

This is my 5th revisit at the original Devon Cafe (other reviews are here). There is a still a line on weekends for early breakfast and lunch, however in between is normally fine. The menu has been updated once again for summer, let’s jump in.


King salmon fish cake, lime mayo, watercress, cabbage & herb salad, poached egg

devon cafe surry hills devons style fish cakeThe fish cake was executed perfectly, fried to a golden crust. The filling was mainly made of salmon and potatoes. The salmon was soft and potatoes made the bulk of the cake just like a warm potato salad. The poached egg was cooked perfectly and that yolk porn moment was on point. The salad seemed to be seasoned Vietnamese style contained predominately coriander. It did lighten the dish which until then was very rich. Overall, it was a perfectly executed dish for salmon lovers but my favourite on the day was the Porky Pig.


Smoked pork & maple sausage, smoke ham hock croquette, onion puree, fried egg, pork crackling, apple jus

devon cafe surry hills porky pigOne of the best sausages I have had! I am not sure if they make it on premise but wow the smokiness, distinct maple sweetness and pork ratio were all in harmony. The croquette seemed to be similar to bean curd Chinese spring rolls but it was one of the best croquettes at Devon. Each element was executed faultlessly but it was even more fantastic as a combination. This was one of my favourite Devon dishes.


The drinks were disappointing. I would not recommend any drinks except coffee based ones. The spice ice tea was sparkling but lacked any sweetness or flavour. The banana and chocolate milkshake was too small and I could do better at home.


Creativity is still alive at Devon Cafe. The new menu has a number of items worth trying for all taste-buds. The Porky Pig dish was the standout on this occasion however the drinks did disappoint. Service was friendly and attentive and the actual wait for the food was less than 10 minutes. There is a line for a reason.

Will I go again?


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76 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW

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