So like, I LOVE Instagram. Calling everyone in the world who has an iphone: go forth an install the app now! And add me (chocolatesuze) hehe it totally makes me rage less than Twitter. So anywhos, I’ve been following julianvc on Instagram and drooling at all the gorgeous cakes and macarons that he makes and knew I had to get myself over to his family run cafe stat.
Sit ‘n’ Chats (151-155 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead) is located across the street from Westmead hospital and is a mere 2min walk from the station. They’re only open M-F, 7am-4pm so it was only a chance day off that I managed to get myself over there for a quick bite to eat.
Helllooo delicious baked goods! Everything is made on the premises, from the colourful macarons to the loaves of buttery brioche and chocolatey muffins.
The mothership has come along for lunch and orders the Roast Duck on Brioche ($15) and gets quite a kick at the sight of the chips placed jenga style on the plate. She gives it the thumbs up and I managed to sneak bites to have a taste- the duck is roasted in house and is tender and flavourful. Good stuff.
I have zeroed in on the Pulled Pork on Brioche ($15) and it is amazing and incredibly juicy, like, bathed in porky juices. I’m not a big fan of coleslaw in general but surprisingly loved it on the burger and kept lunch from feeling too heavy.
I return for breakfast with the intention of only ordering something small like a macaron or two but Julian convinced me to get the brioche with berry mascarpone and fresh strawberries ($12) which is so beautifully presented and tastes even better than it looks. The brioche is buttery but not heavy thanks to the secret of swapping the milk out with water in the recipe and the quenelle of mascarpone is creamy and rich and is soon slathered everywhere with glee.
Of course I had to grab a box of macarons ($2.50each)! The salted caramel has me in raptures, there’s just something about salted caramel in anything that makes me weak at the knees.
Hehe board of awesomeness.