Wow. 40 degrees on a Saturday morning. It was hot in Sydney. So we were looking for somewhere with a table and not out in the sun! The Martini Cafe had a cute table available right in front of the coffee station so we decided to give it a go.
I have a weakness for potato rosti but these tasted more to me like the Indian Aloo Tikka or Aloo Bonda, the consistency was more mashed than grated potatoes and served as little fritters rather than a hash brown-like plateful.
But it was very tasty and nicely presented, with avocado, a poached egg, fresh basil pesto and haloumi.
My vegetarian pal said that his French toast with a berry compote was delicious, and my coffee was beautifully strong.
It was an off-day for service though. Our coffee order got lost. The food took a long time to arrive. My dish arrived first, but without cutlery. The first French toast had bacon on it. We were too late to manage to say: just take off the bacon, and put on the berry compote. It was thrown out. The waiter was sweet and apologetic (and the restaurant was busy) but yup, the service was all over the place.
I’d try it again though, on a quieter (and perhaps less hot) occasion.