It takes a lot to be able to convince Noods to make the trek across the Bridge but just the mention of Mentaiko Pasta ($16) and he grabbed the car keys quick smart and off we went to Double Cross Espresso Bar in Crows Nest. Mentaiko is made by brining and seasoning fresh pollack (or cod roe) and is something we’d fallen in love with in Japan and have been obsessively searching for ever since. I took great joy in stabbing the gooey 63˚C egg and letting its golden innards run freely, coating each strand of pasta. There’s also a dollop of creme fraiche and mixing everything together created one creamylicious pasta that is right up there in my top 5 pastas in Sydney.
The Big Breakfast ($17) comes with crispy bacon, mushrooms, grilled tomato, a golden hashbrown and 2 eggs of choice- Noods being Noods wanted one 63˚C egg and one sunnyside up which they were happy to do.
The Soufflé Omelette ($16) is ridiculously light and fluffy. The french style omelette has ricotta cheese folded through and it’s like eating a freaking cloud man! I’d order this again but next time I’d add a side of bacon or mushrooms for a salty kick.
Double Cross Espresso Bar is a cosy little joint with some tables outside for those needing their hit of Vitamin D and prime position for dog watching.
Double Cross Espresso Bar
Shop 2, 118 Willoughby Rd
Mon – Fri: 6.30am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 7am – 5pm
Edit: Woo! My IG pic made it into the Tele!