City Extra – http://www.cityextra.com.au/Home/646/n/3/0/0/
Reviewed by Fi Fi – March 2016
There is plenty of seating outside that overlooks the busy waterfront hub. There is also a lot of indoor seating upstairs and downstairs. The menu is fast and unfortunately the food tastes like it. One groovy thing about the menu is that it looks like a newspaper. This place opened in the eighties and I am confident that they have not updated the tired cafe furniture and carpets etc since then. One good thing about this place is that it has a large menu and they are open all year around and almost 24 hours a day.
The service was pretty average, but the coffee was great.
The food was plated up well. The tiny sprinkling of parsley added some colour to the dish.
- The Benedict and Montreal – Both were very average.
- The eggs – were slightly overcooked.
- The ham – was limp and pretty tasteless.
- The salmon – there was a good portion of salmon. It tasted good.
- The hash brown – was tasteless over overcooked, really overcooked.
- The hollandaise – homemade, delicious and the best part of the dish.
- The rolls – lacked flavour, but were crunchy.
- The sausages – were pretty tasty.
Would we go again?
No, this place was overpriced, and the food and atmosphere just lacked substance.
Style: Classic 5/10.
Taste: 4/10. The meal was so very average.
Originality: 5/10 – Their bene automatically comes with spinach.
Value: 3/10. $18 for Florentine (spinach) and Benedict (ham). The Montreal (salmon) is $19.50. This is one of the most expensive places we have been to so far. The Sausages and Hash browns and sides ranged from $4 upwards.
Eggs: (how good they were): 4/10.
Overall score: 4/10
Location: Shop E4, East Podium Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia