Brunch with a twist at Runcible Spoon, Camperdown

Breakfast at Runcible Spoon
I have fallen in love with Runcible Spoon, a cafe hideaway with a quirky name taken from a whimsical line in Edward Lear’s The Owl and the Pussycat (‘they dined on mince and slices of quince which they ate with a runcible spoon’). Located down a side street behind Parramatta Road’s Deus Cafe, it has a crafy, homespun vibe with plants in repurposed pots, interesting portraits on the walls and a rustic bookcase stocked with jars of spices and food books. The menu is excitingly left of centre, with all-day breakfast offerings including Thai style fried eggs with pork belly, and a fabulous Mexican-style concoction (my meal of choice – pictured) with pureed black beans, avocado, tomato, poached eggs and salsa. The coffee is strong and flavoursome Golden Cobra, and there are some enticing desserts like a popcorn and salted caramel slice. Low-key, friendly and with an ever-changing menu, Runcible Spoon is well worth the quick detour from Newtown. Love!
Runcible Spoon, 27 Barr Street, Camperdown, tel: +612 9519 2727

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2 Responses

  1. chocolatesuze October 6, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    mmm ive heard heaps about this place, ive gotta get there asap!

  2. devoured October 8, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Hi Suze – yes it’s definitely worth it, the coffee’s great and the ingredients in the meals seem really good quality too. They also have a really fantastic burger (with all-important pickles) that we loved. By the way I can’t believe you made a Tim Tam Colosseum – amazing!!

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