Sydney Food Diary: Ovo Café, Surry Hills

So, really I should have taken a photo of the crowds. Ever since Ovo Café opened up in Oxford Square, there have been crowds. And then they expanded and made the space bigger with the renovation of the whole shopping complex. And it’s even more crowded than before. On Sunday, I passed by at 2pm, when I thought the lunchtime trade would be over and there was literally 20 people lined up. It was like an event was happening there.

My original theory was that the Brazilian boys who worked out at Fitness First were so charming and attractive they brought in the original crowds. A friend thinks it’s become a Brazilian cultural hub. And they must have good food.

It took D and I forever to try it, just because of the crowds, but we were up early enough on a Sunday morning and snagged a last table. We weren’t feeling up to their usual Sunday buffet, and initial skeptism at the very limited breakfast menu (when you’re not having the buffet) gave way to being rather impressed. We both had variations of smashed avocado, his with salmon ($15.50), and mine with feta cheese ($14), both with tomatoes and rocket. They were just the right combos of everything, a generous amount of rocket with a nice, light dressing, very tasty and fresh, and yes, our waiter was very charming.

My only regret was that we couldn’t try something specifically Brazilian. Oh well. There’s always next time… if we can ever get in!

Ovo Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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