I'm a breakfast sort of person. You know what they say, it's the most important meal of the day. But there are days where you just don't want to get up and the meal quickly turns to brunch. I find myself in Ashfield one day and the newly opened Excelsior Jones grabs my attention for that very meal.
It's located in a very unassuming part of Ashfield suburbia. Only 3 weeks old, the locals have quickly taken it in. It doesn't fail to be busy; the team are revved up on the coffees they serve, pumping out take away order after order.
That's not to say you'll find a table easily either; they're always filled up on a group keen for a long brunch on a weekend, but that's typical of most cafes.
It's a nice look: soft brown timbers, a casual atmosphere, solid white chairs and sweet baked goods out on display.
|Butterscotch milkshake 6.5|
Their coffee is a custom blend roasted by 5 senses, a well known wholesaler.
|Regular Cappucino 3.5|
|House Cured Salmon Has 16|
|Eggs Benedict 14|
Now that Excelsior Jones is off my eat list, it's made its way onto my permanent breakfast list. The locals certainly know a good thing and it looks like it's a welcome unique addition to a neighborhood with more dumpling stores than you have fingers and toes. Now... to only find out what the name means...
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