I'm never really one to go out for breakfast, unless of course I'm away on a trip or there are visitors in town. It's so much easier to go to the fridge or cupboard and rustle up the first meal of the day, plus I don't need to get out of my weekend trackie dacks. Not that it matters what I wear as the residents of King Street south wouldn't blink an eye even if I decided to shuffle along in ugg boots and a lace nightie. That's what I love about this neighbourhood. Nobody cares.
The brother and sister-in-law were in town on this particular weekend so I thought it'd be fitting to head up the road and park ourselves at one of the cafs, get our fill on brekkie bits and figure out how the rest of the day would pan out.
One place that became a hit with many of the locals almost as soon as they opened is 2042 Cafe & Deli. It's unfancy, has a sprawling dining space filled with tables, chairs and lounges and a small deli section at the rear. On a warm, sunny weekend morning you can be sure to see the bifold's thrown open and a variety of people lapping up the lifestyle. Young urbanites, seniors, the pram brigade. They're all here.
It's one of the busier cafe's on this part of the strip. And you can see why. Big portions, a decent selection and good pricing. I may not be a huge fan of the Danes coffee but I do love the scrambled eggs with chorizo. It's mammoth. The eggs Benedict is very much like any other about town and the French toast with bacon and maple syrup is pretty good. I love the Schultz smoked wagyu beef sandwich. It's a sandwich that requires two hands, is loaded with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, pickles and Dijonaise and just make sure you ask for it lightly toasted. Great stuff.2042 Cafe & Deli403-405 King Street Newtown 204202 9550 2500Sun-Wed 8am-4pmThurs-Sat 8am-11pmwebsite