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January 14, 2016

Breakfast at Twenty 8 Acres, Sydney

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It is an easy meal for a vegetarian, yet there is plenty for the meat lover too.

During our recent trip to Sydney, we checked Trip Adviser while flying over (Air New Zealand has a cool in-flight app) and came across a cafe called Twenty 8 Acres. They specialized in breakfast and lunch, and we decided to try them out since the reviews were excellent.

When we arrived, the restaurant was packed—a good sign. We waited ten minutes before securing a table. The owner/cook is Irish and the breakfast menu had an Irish flavor.

Mr Munro went straight for the full Irish Breakfast while I decided to try the Botanist and we ordered a pot of Irish Breakfast tea. The owner, with his Irish accent, was charming and efficient, a trait possessed by the rest of the wait staff. The service was excellent.

The meals were delicious. Mr Munro enjoyed his breakfast of black and white pudding, sausages, eggs, beans, potatoes and toast immensely. Mine, which was greens with poached eggs, avocado and toast, was enjoyable but there was a bit much kale for my liking. I hadn’t tried kale before, despite its current popularity, and to be honest, it’s not a vegetable I’ll ever want to have on a desert island!

Irish Breakfast

Hubby’s Irish Breakfast

Irish Breakfast Happy Hubby

A happy hubby.

Botanic Breakfast

My The Botanist breakfast with eggs, greens, avocado and seeds.

I’d be happy to visit Twenty 8 Acres again, but I’d try something else on the menu since I’m not a kale fan. Other offerings include fruit and cereal, eggs done in numerous ways. The full menu is here.

The seating area isn’t large, so I’d suggest going early, since Twenty 8 Acres is very popular with the locals for breakfast. They also do lunch. The rating on Trip Adviser is well-deserved, and I certainly recommend this restaurant.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?


  1. Maria Zannini

    I’m not fussy about breakfast. Whatever’s handy is fine. I think my hubby will have whatever yours ordered though. :)

    I like veggie omelets but with spinach, onion, pepper, mushroom and cheese.

    • Shelley Munro

      Maria, I’ll take one of your veggie omelettes. That sounds delicious.

  2. anna (herding cats & burning soup)

    Yum! I’m a huge breakfast fan too (and veggie huh wonder if that’s why?!!). I’ve not tried kale yet. It’s one that I just can’t seem to get myself to try. A combo of yalls breakfasts would have been perfect! Those potatoes look delicious!

    • Shelley Munro

      I really don’t know why kale is so trendy because IMHO it tastes horrid :)
      I did happen to sneak a couple of potatoes…

  3. Mary Kirkland

    I’m not a fan of kale either.

    • Shelley Munro

      Spinach is much nicer than kale.

  4. Heather L

    Sounds good, but not being a kale fan, I’d definitely go for something else on the menu.