Breakfast is my most favourite meal of the day, but who else thinks that breakfast would be better served past 12 ?
The biggest problem with eating breakfast out is that very few places have all day breakfasts. So organising for a group of us to eat breakfast was no easy feat – especially since Grace Brasserie’s breakfast buffet closes at 11am on a Saturday (and 10am on weekdays!) – so imagine trekking it to the city by at least 9am to get in 2 hours of eating time :(
When I first mentioned ‘breakfast buffet’, my sister wouldn’t stop joking about paying $30 for only a buffet selection of cereals – “hmm..should I eat Weet-bix or Nutrigrain?”
Selection of cereals and fruits (for yoghurt mixing)
I didn’t actually try any of the cereals, but I had the yoghurt which was super tasty :) Grace Brasserie offers either honey yoghurt (which was realllyyy nice), or regular yoghurt, which was a little bitter, but the same viscosity as the yoghurt you get from salad bars
Runny egg yolks and ham on pieces of bread :) Not particularly amazing, but still good !
Hash browns and fried tomatoes
It is sad to say that I enjoy Birds Eye’s frozen selection of hash browns better than the ones on offer here, but the tomatoes were fresh and juicy ! :)
Grace Brasserie also has a selection of hot foods in trays like these – including bacon, veal chipolatas, pancakes, mushrooms, and scrambled eggs. The food is covered by a small cover so it stays warm, and you can see the chefs making pancakes and hash browns behind :)
Either Nick or Jenny’s takings – eggs benedict, fried tomatoes, hash browns, mushrooms, chipolata, scrambled eggs, pancake and a dollop of yoghurt & fresh berries
Cup of tea
Contrary to the self-serving drinks service at most buffets, Grace Brasserie has waiters bustling around offering to refill your cups with hot tea and instant coffee. :) There’s also sugar and milk at each table so you can tweak the taste for your liking.
danishes, croissants, muffins
Their selection of sweet pastries is to die for !! The custard in the danishes were sweet and thick, the croissants were soft and buttery, and THIS particular muffin was sooo good – tasted like cinnamon doughnut :)
They also had banana bread and snails which I didn’t try :(
Chocolate mousse and macarons
I saw the waiter making this in front of a pineapple, so I thought it was pineapple ..
Turns out when he found out it was my birthday, he decided to make these little treats for us ! :) Soo sweeet (no pun intended)
Chocolate macaron on a piece of chocolate cake wedged with icing
Mousse with a biscuit layer and nut on top
The muffin flower that David & I made
There were five muffin flavours on offer at Grace Brasserie – cinnamon, blueberry, chocolate chip, orange and poppyseed, and I forget the last one
They were all sooo good though – I love the muffins here !!
Most buffets usually stop refilling about half an hour before closing time, but at 10.50am the waiters were still pulling out fresh platters of watermelon, pineapple, rockmelon and honeydew.
There was also a selection of canned peaches and pears for the yoghurt, and a small offer of condiments (strawberry jam, blackberry jam, orange marmalade and Australian honey) on each table – for use on your pancakes or toast !!
$29 is the going rate for a breakfast like this, but thanks to Visit UNSW it was $15 per head (offer until 31/07/09). Saw this place on KG’s blog, and even though it was a real trek having to wake up at an ungodly hour just to eat breakfast, it was defiiiinitely worth it :)
Grace Brasserie (visited 13/06/09)
The Grace Hotel Level 2
Cnr King & York St
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9272 6636