Prosciutto and Goat’s cheese omelette ($14.00).
Housed in a fluffy egg blanket were dollops of goat’s cheese and slithers of prosciutto. The omelette itself was cooked to perfection and when all elements were smooshed on my fork with some rocket garnish the flavours were gorgeous. I was a little disappointed that the goat’s cheese and prosciutto were not spread evenly through the omelette and felt when eaten on their own were a little strong, but overall a delicious start to the day.
Fried eggs with local smoked bacon ($16.00).
Dylan loved his fried eggs and thought they had a beautiful flavour. And if there is one thing Dylan loves when it comes to smallgoods, it is thinly sliced smallgoods, and he was not disappointed with the locally smoked bacon. It was sliced extremely thinly which Dylan felt was a perfect balance with the eggs. I on the other hand am not a huge fan of smoked meats and still felt the bacon overpowered the eggs but the dish was finished beautifully with delicately roasted tomatoes that were not grainy or caramelised.
The hero of both dishes was what we had come to Berry in search of… the sourdough. There is something purely magical about sourdough; the gorgeous crispy crunchy chewy crust and dense and fluffy centre. Pure heaven! And whilst we were both concerned our trip would consist of a lot of bad coffee we were not disappointed in Berry; our lattes were very nice, not burnt or bitter.
With warm and friendly service, great food and great coffee, it’s no wonder this cafe is so popular. A brilliant start to any day!
Berry sourdough ($6.00).
Of course we couldn’t resist buying a loaf of the ‘Berry sourdough’ to take with us on our journey. We devoured it the following day as we cruised down the highway to Melbourne with a mixture of spreads… vegemite, peanut butter, jam and of course lathered with butter. Divine! They say a picture says a thousand words, well here are the shelves of the bakery before 11am.
Chocolate and pear tart ($4.50). Prune and custard tart ($4.50).
There were dozens of items to choose from for dessert but being the chocolate fiend that I am, I couldn’t go past the chocolate and pear tart. The base of the tart was delectably flakey, the chocolate creamy and not too intense, but the pear sat on top and didn’t quite match the delicate chocolate centre.
I was taken by surprise when I tried Dylan’s choice of prune and custard tart. I was secretly wondering why anyone under the age of 65 would order something with prunes in it as I’ve just never been a fan. Well, I am certainly glad a bit my tongue and let him choose what he wanted as the meatiness of the prunes and creaminess of the custard was unbelievable. A match made in heaven.
Berry Sourdough Bakery & Cafe
23 Prince Alfred Street
Berry NSW 2535
(02) 4464 1617