There’s not a lot that gets me excited for Mondays. But then word on the street was that Five Senses coffee would be doing a pop up for 2 weeks in Surry Hills and Shortstop donuts would also be providing a limited range of their doughnuts!
Todays range of donuts were Maple Walnut & Brown Butter, Peanut Butter Caramel & Chocolate, Matcha, Chai Tea and Australian Sea Salt & Honey Cruller.
I was running a bit late for work so grabbed a piccolo and a cruller to go because, breakfast of champions yo!
[Image credit: Corridor Kitchen] For those with a bit more time, I highly recommend grabbing a stool and trying the filtered coffee flights. Lauren opted for the Processing Flight where each bean has gone through a different process, there’s a Colombian El Mirador, Sumatran Naga Saribu and an Ethiopian Ardi.
Five Senses is also collaborating with Top Paddock and Kettle Black ex-executive chef Jesse McTavish. The Red Fruit Salad ($12) is as pretty as a picture with cubes of watermelon compressed with strawberry vodka, honeydew compressed with beetroot, papaya gel, raspberries, black mint powder and dots of hazelnut mayonnaise.
The Roast Free Range Chicken & Gravy Roll ($14) is popular with the workers in the area, it’s fast to arrive and easy to eat. The bread is delightfully light and fluffy, a good amount of juicy chicken, pickled cucumber, saltbush and ripe slices of avocado. The ‘gravy’ is a glacé di viande of chicken stock, a 10% reduction of the pan juices and chicken stock folded through the chicken before going on the roll.
The Hangar Steak ($19) is on the pricey side but yolo Surry Hills. Luckily it’s incredibly tasty and with a very generous amount of tender steak pieces. There’s caramelised onions, a gloriously rich reduction of beef stock, red wine and herbs and a smattering of dried mushroom powder on the sourdough.
The Maple Bacon and Egg Roll ($12) looks perfect for the brekkie crowd, I will report back when I eat this on Thursday. Yes I plan ahead.
There’s food that’s ready to grab and go, like the Green Salad ($12) which would please the health nuts and is packed full of avocado, brussel sprouts, puffed quinoa, cucumber, rapa leaves and powder with a wine vinegar.
There’s also Fruit Salad with Cascara labne ($12) or Coconut chia with maple, berries and lemon balm.
I can’t wait to get my caffeine hits this week!
Five Senses Pop-Up- Filter: The New Black
64 Kippax St,
Trading Hours: 3 – 18 September
7 days: 7am – 4pm