Breakfast at Copo, Drummoyne

One of my favourite things to do is to go out for breakfast.  Recently I read about Copo in Drummoyne and one morning Boyfriend and I decided we’d better head there straight away.

And boy were we glad we did.

Copo was voted “Best Breakfast in Sydney” by Everyday Eats 2012.  That’s a pretty big call.  But I have to say… I think I agree with them.  We had the best breakfast we’ve had in ages at Copo.  I have been raving about it ever since and I’m not going to lie, we’ve both been daydreaming about reliving our breakfast for the past few weeks.

The cafe takes up two levels.  The bottom level is filled with an array of fresh produce as well as tables and chairs.   There are fresh baked goods lining the counter which look delicious (but unfortunately we have no room for by the time we go up to pay).

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Upstairs is a terrace with plenty of tables and some planter boxes, creating the perfect atmosphere to enjoy breakfast on a Sunday morning.

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As usual, we started with two strong lattes.  Big tick in this department.  We’re off to a good start.

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Now the moment you’ve been waiting for.

The food.

The incredible, incredible food.

Boyfriend ordered the “House Smoked Trout with Fried Egg, Potato Hash, Herbs and Toast – $17.90″ only he ordered his egg scrambled instead of fried.

I am not a huge fish-other-than-white-fish eater so I had no intention of trying Boyfriend’s breakfast.  But after Boyfriend telling me, repeatedly, how amazing his breakfast was I succumbed and had a mouthful of the smoked trout with potato hash, egg and some toast.  And then another one.  And then another.

Holy moly. This breakfast was legitimately incredible.

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I debated over the menu, deciding whether to cheat on my true love baked beans with the French toast. In the end, the french toast won out and while I will have to return to try Copo’s take on baked beans, I did not regret my decision in the slightest.

The French toast, currently replaced on the menu by an intruder (“French Toast with Fresh Ricotta, Lemon Curd and Maple Syrup – $14.90“) consisted of thick French toast, grilled peaches and lemony mascarpone.  (I hope they bring this back!)

Oh. My. God.

This dish was phenomenal.  It was a winning combination of flavours, sweet and slightly sour, and just the right amount of everything.

Boyfriend doesn’t like peaches but since I tried the trout it only made sense that he also try my french toast.  And also he found it hard to resist me telling him repeatedly how good my breakfast was.  So what was the verdict? He loved it. In fact, he’s been telling me “let’s go back so I can get the French toast” ever since we went. I’m not looking forward to having to tell him that it’s no longer on the menu.

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Do I now like trout? Does Boyfriend now like peaches? In forms other than the ones presented to us at Copo, it’s hard to say.  But they certainly did a good job of making something we didn’t like so freaking enjoyable.

Would I go back? 100% yes. Absolutely.

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