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Battle of the Brunches: Koko Head Cafe vs. Bills Sydney

New spots Koko Head Cafe and Bills Sydney introduce novel dishes, but in very different ways.


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Koko Head Cafe vs. Bills Sydney

 

Pancakes

Hawaiian-style (with tropical fruit) or with bacon and creamy black-pepper maple syrup. Tall like birthday cake, moist like tres leches. Ricotta gives it tang and tenderness.

Winner: Ricotta hotcakes (upstairs) and buttermilk pancakes (downstairs) with fruit and yogurt or pineapple and ham. The ricotta cakes are incredibly light and barely sweet, the buttermilk ones a little heavier, but still fluffy.

Eggs

Winner: At least 10 dishes with eggs—poached, baked, scrambled. Pick: the frittata of the day, such as a recent reuben frittata with pastrami and kimchee sauerkraut.

Lovely scrambled eggs (the secret: lots of cream). Get them in the Full Aussie Breakfast, with cumin-roasted tomatoes, fennel sausage and sourdough toast.

Coffee

Illy espresso and coffee, and a pour-over Kona coffee option.
 

Winner: An Aussie coffee menu—long black (an espresso with water), flat white (similar to a latte), piccolo (a baby latte)—made with Stumptown coffee.

Other Knockout Dish

Winner: Cornflake French toast.

Sweetcorn fritters.

Verdict: Draw

 

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