Happy is the only word to describe newly opened Happyfield located in Haberfield with stacks of pancakes drizzled with 100% Canadian maple syrup and uber crispy hashbrowns.
It’s been YEARS since I’ve eaten pancakes. I still have very vivid memories of working at a certain pancake chain back in uni years but then I spotted the very instagrammable Happyfield (96 Ramsay Street, Haberfield) and I HAD to go. Just be warned, while they do take your name and number, the wait time for a table can stretch up to an hour if you go on the weekend. Oh and they’re licensed! I highly recommend Yulli’s cider haha #notsponsored
The Sweet stack ($21) is pretty as a picture and comes with 2 pancakes, charred banana, fruit, whipped cream and 100% Canadian maple syrup. And yes it does taste as good as it looks, the pancakes are light and not at all stodgy. I loved the char on the banana and who doesn’t love a drowning of good maple syrup??
The Savoury stack ($22) comes with 2 pancakes, 2 fried eggs, crispy bacon, Pepe Saya butter and 100% Canadian maple syrup. I love the sweet and salty combo so this is much more my jam. Also Pepe Saya is bomb, I can never have enough butter.
All sides are $5 and I couldn’t resist ordering the Hashbrown, which is definitely not like your usual soggy hashbrowns. Instead, Happyfield’s housemade version is golden with perfectly crisp edges and super fluffy innards.
I can’t help but smirk at the name of the McLovin Muffin ($12) but this was my absolute fave and I reckon a must order! Unlike the Maccas version, the chicken sausage patties tasted much lighter and well, less processed. The folded eggs were perfect and melty cheddar cheese, chipotle mayo and chicken and herb salt brought everything together in one delicious package.
On a return visit after waiting 1.5 hours (my god never go on a weekend), we ordered the Steak and eggs ($25) off the lunch menu. The grilled flank was a touch over but plenty tasty smothered with the green peppercorn bearnaise. There’s also a hash brown, tomato and grilled gem heart hiding under the fried egg blanket.
96 Ramsay St,
That was 2020.
Well, it’s that time again for the 2020 recap. The year started with devastating bushfires and then COVID-19 started to spread like out of a horror movie. I was lucky enough to still keep my job but at reduced hours and was grateful that my team and my friends were able to communicate with each other thru the lockdown months.
There was a lot of tv watched, from the ridiculousness that was Tiger King to the nostalgia of Kobra Kai, and finally getting into super addictive K dramas- Crash Landing On You and The King Eternal Monarch were my faves. Surprisingly Masterchef was a big hit this year, the new judges were a breath of fresh air to the same ol same ol format over the years and it was fun screaming at the tv again.
I caved and bought a Nintendo Switch about a month into lockdown and then didn’t sleep after getting Animal Crossing. I obsessed over turnip prices and collecting all the fish and insects for my museum before switching over to Pokémon Sword and catching all the Pokémon (gotta catch em all!)
Nimbus, our pile of fluff and pure doggo happiness finally joined the fam after being on a wait list since 2018! She’s so incredibly smart and will do anything for chicken. She has grown so fast, from being a shoe stealing, sock chewing fiend to a joyful, bouncing blur that wants pats from everyone.
Random hobby wise, many puzzles were completed, notably a 1000 piece rainbow though of course, I ceebs framing. I learnt how to make paracord bracelets and made quite a few cheese platters over on @helloisitbrie and while I’m still very much a noob I’ve enjoyed learning and arranging and making them all pretty.
Joined TikTok and felt so old but can’t stop won’t stop haha and while I didn’t bake any sourdough I did make a heck of a lot of biscoff cheesecakes, cheesy shin ramen and grilled cheese toasties. And dino chicken nuggies.
While eating out was cut down a lot this year, highlight of the year was the set menu at @chaco_bar, the chawanmushi was sublime and the yakitori just fantastic and special mention to the cloud-like soufflé pancakes from @gram_pancakes_australia
I hope everyone has a safe and delicious new year, here’s to 2021!