I have been wanting to visit Excelsior Jones for awhile now.. Never knew that there is a cafe in the middle of a residential area in Ashfield, a suburb that is known for its Heaps-of-Chinese-Restaurants ;p The good thing about the location is that it is very easy to find parking! And apparently a friend from Melbourne, Mr.P, was visiting and will be staying in Lidcombe area. So it's a perfect reason to drag Bebski to try the place out :)
The cafe is located on the corner of the street so you won't miss it when u walked/drive passed it. The place itself is not very spacious and going early is recommended! We arrived for breakfast at 10Am and the place was packed with people dining and people queuing not long after we were seated...
Mr.P ordered the Mocha..
Bebski as usual the Flat white..
And I got the Chai Masala, which I thought was somehow peppery than herby ;p The waitress told me they didn't use spices but rather milk and chai tea. I regretted my decision of no ordering the Banana Malt Milkshake ;(
I must say.. the foods takes awhile to come and we waited for atleast 20mins for everything to come out.. But it's totally worth it! I ordered the Pulled Pork Hash, a bowl of Fried Buckwheat, Herbs, Eschallot and topped with a gooey Poached egg. This dish was just flawless. I can eat this thing 3x a day! The pulled pork was flavoursome, I just can't get enough of it even though they served the pork in generous amount hehe.
|Pork Hash $16|
|Egg's Benedict $15|
|Salmon Hash $16|
Overall, I'm happy that I can crossed Excelsior Jones from my wishlist, I've tasted the famous Hash, the service was good, the place is comfy and bright from the many windows but unfortunately it's not the best place to take picture ;p
Will I be back? Hmmph.. Maybe.. ^^