Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe in Surry Hills

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Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe in Surry Hills

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

Breakfast on weekends is a very big deal for me. During the week I am always running late for work. I either miss breakfast altogether or pick up something quick on the way. I know its bad for me but bad habits die hard.

One weekend I woke feeling inspired to have a great breakfast at a nice cafe. Pizzaboy thought I was insane, but I would not let the idea go. So I jumped on Urbanspoon and came across this lovely cafe in trendy Surry Hills.

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

It is located uphill amongst some lovely terrace houses. Its clean, bright and quirky decor made me feel wide awake and relaxed. I loved the giant sketch of a headphone set across the wall – a not-so-subtle hint to the owner Alan Thompson’s days as international DJ extraordinaire.

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

We quickly order our coffee because I am not capable of making a sensible breakfast menu choice until after my caffeine fix. Bangbang use the deliciously fragrant coffee beans from Campos Coffee. Our lattes were perfectly smooth, creamy and the best remedy to an early morning wake up call. No need for sugar here!

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

Scottish Breakfast $16.50

I feel quite daring and ordered the traditional Scottish Breakfast. It consists of a slab of black pudding, square sausage, tatty potato scone, fried eggs and a roasted tomato. The tatty scone was amazing. I slowly pick at it so that I can extend the enjoyment throughout my meal. The sausage patty is love!

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

After a bite of the black pudding I deduce that it is definitely an acquired taste. It wasn’t disgusting, the texture is like coarse liver pate. I am not sure if like it or not. I think I might need to give it another go before I form a proper opinion about it.

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

Breakfast Stack $15.50

Pizzaboy orders the breakfast stack. It’s a crispy potato rosti topped with wilted spinach, poached egg, pancetta and housemade hollandaise sauce. This is the most superior brekkie. The pancetta is perfectly crispy, the yolk from the poached egg is wonderfully oozey and the potato rosti is to die for. The wilted spinach brings a welcome freshness to this fantastic breakfast dish.

scottish breakfast traditional black pudding sausage tatty scone fried egg truss tomato stack potato rosti spinach poached egg pancetta hollandaise sauce

The verdict
Nothing can get me out of bed before 10am on Sunday… except for Bangbang

Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe
113 Reservoir Street
Surry Hills, 2010
Phone (02) 9281 0018

Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe on Urbanspoon

Opening Times
Mon-Friday (Breakfast & Lunch) 8am-4pm
Sat (All day breakfast) 8am-3pm
Sun (All day breakfast) 9am-2pm

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22 Comments

  1. Richard Elliot

    Looks great! I was surprised to see black pudding, I don’t think I’ve seen it since I arrived in Oz. It’s pretty rich, so I can never eat too much in one sitting.

    I haven’t been out for breakfast in a while, I need to visit!

  2. chocolatesuze

    zomg the breakfast stack is calling to me yum the crispy pancetta looks awesome

  3. john@heneedsfood

    I’ve had several types of black pudding and I’m still getting used to the texture and flavour. I think I prefer the Spanish type where ir’s more like a pate. The coffee’s look very good!

  4. sweetlife

    oh what a cute place, I love the table and the cahris are awesome, black pudding hmmm I’m not sure but the breakfast stack looks super, great idea…

    sweetlife

  5. Maria

    Black pudding?!?! I must try it!! Yuuuuum!

  6. Juliana

    Cute place and the food/coffee look yummie!

  7. mashi

    looks awesome, I know what you mean by a good breakfast to wake you up on a Sunday morning. I’m looking forward to visiting this place, thanks for the review =)

  8. Lisa @ bakebikeblog

    What a funky little cafe! That coffee looks divine!!!!! Wow – and you don’t find many places that serve black pudding. Its not my thing but I bet Mr BBB would love it 🙂

  9. mademoiselle délicieuse

    Absolutely love Campos coffee and the notion of a cooked breakfast. Obviously too time consuming, rich and expensive to have on plain ol’ work days but a just reward on the weekend after a bit of a sleep in.

    Loving the look of that wafer-thin pancetta!

  10. angie

    The breakfast stack sure looks like my kinda breakfast! I’m like you, I rarely have breakfast during the week too but the weekends normally mean breakfast is non existent because it’s usually brunch or lunch by the time I’m up and ready to eat.

  11. Amanda

    Oh… the agony of reading this at work when I’d so much rather be at bangbang. This is my favourite cafe in Sydney, and glad you loved it too.

    Hmmm… wonder if they notice if I sneak out of the office?

  12. MaryMoh

    A very lovely place. I would enjoy my breakfast there. But for a Scottish breakfast…think it’s a lot and heavy for me for breakfast. Since I landed here in Scotland a few years ago, I have not tried the black pudding. I think the look and what it’s made of does influence my taste buds. The second breakfast looks very delicious and lighter.

  13. cityhippyfarmgirl

    Looks like the perfect example of breakfasting Sydney style on the weekend.

  14. Mark @ Cafe Campana

    Very good looking breakfast. I think I would like to mix and match elements from the Scottish breakfast and the stack. How about Potato rosti with square sausage, poached egg, crispy pancetta, baked tomato topped with home made hollandaise with a side of potato scone.

  15. pigpigscorner

    I happen to love black pudding! You should try white pudding which is made of oatmeal and more acceptable =)

  16. Ja

    The stack and coffee look amazing. Still couldn’t manage to try it yet… Soon !

  17. lisa

    Looks like an awesome breakfast choice. The food looks wonderful, although, I have yet to try black pudding. The latte looks to die for — I’m back on the coffee habit again bigtime!

  18. monica

    that black pudding really does look interesting…wonder if I’d be game to try it 🙂

  19. Rhiannon

    WOW that coffee looks devine….and the breakfast stack, well ummm how can I say this gracefully? Meh “DROOOOOOOOOL”. I am totally forcing the other half out of bed when it’s my birthday to get some of that!!!!

  20. Jessica

    Great review! I love finding new and different things to eat for breakfast. Thanks!

  21. J

    best brunch in surry hills. i live around the corner so there almost every weekend <3

  22. Truffled

    The coffee looks so good. interesting name for a cafe.

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