Despite living not very far from Bayte, I first heard about this middle eastern inspired cafe when Cindy and Michael reviewed in on their blog back in June. I decided then I needed to give it a try, so B and I finally made it there one sunny Sunday morning. We sat out in the back courtyard and soaked up the winter sun, while struggling over what to order as all the vegetarian dishes sounded delicious.
We started with our regular drinks orders – a soy flat white for me, and an english breakfast tea for B, both of which were excellent. How cute is the teapot!
I almost ordered the Zaatar Spiced Poached Eggs served with a Pumpkin and Pinenut Kibbeh and Rustic Hummus ($14.50), but decided instead to step away from ordering eggs like usual and went with the Walnut Filled Semolina Pancake, drizzled with Rosewater Syrup and topped with Ashtah, Pistachio’s and Persian Floss ($15). I’m so glad I did, it was delicious. Fairly sweet thanks to the rosewater and floss but absolutely full of walnuts on the inside and loads of pistachios on the outside. Delicious. It’s not every day you can eat what looks like fairy floss for breakfast and get away with it!
B ordered the vegetarian version of the Mezze Plate ($20 – not listed as vegetarian but they were happy to leave out the meat) which came with crudities, dips, fried eggs, kibbeh, bread and all kinds of other things. This was huge and full of variety and flavour. I was impressed at how much of it B was able to get through! The parts I stole from his plate were really delicious and whilst I wouldn’t normally think of having dips and pickled vegetables for breakfast it really worked.
I think I will have to head back soon to try out their lunch and dinner menu, if it’s as good as the breakfast then I’ll be a very happy girl! Very glad to have found another great cafe to add to the rotation!
Are you a sweet or savoury fan for breakfast?