As we are not locals, our GPS guided us to Sydenham where we found Platform 7 located just next to Sydenham station - its name a clever play on the fact that it's right next to platform 6 of the station. Parking was freely available in the side street and we happily sat outside on a rain-free morning and felt ourselves relax immediately. A tiny little cafe, it seats only about 10 or so indoors with another two tables out the front. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient with our waitress bringing out the menus and tap water, and then our freshly squeezed orange juice, teas and breakfasts in short order.
|Note the fancy water bottle - when did tap water go upmarket?|
Platform 7 had a previously had a deal on Food Morning - $15 for any two breakfasts from their menu, with freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee. It is an amazing deal, fabulous value for money considering the sizes of the breakfasts and the quality of the food served. I ordered the spinach and feta scrambled eggs, whilst K ordered the P7 - two eggs done to order, a huge mound of delicious bacon, field mushrooms, grilled tomato and toast.
|Just looking at this makes me happy!|
|This photo does not do justice to the mountain of bacon that was on the plate!|
My scrambled eggs were delicious - just the right amount of feta in the eggs that I didn't need to add any salt, just some pepper and we were good to go. K was very happy with the P7 even though I stole bits of his bacon and mushroom, and we were so inspired by the freshly squeezed orange juice that we even went to Victoria's Basement afterwards to look at juicers! The only thing that affected our enjoyment of the process was our shock over the noise of the planes and how low they fly over Sydenham - but next time, we'll just sit inside and that would effectively take care of that situation.
Platform 7 is a very solid local cafe, offering quality breakfasts for great value - even without the Food Morning deal. Go early to secure a coveted spot inside, order the P7 and you won't be sorry!
thesuzchef dined as a guest of Platform 7 and Food Morning
Platform 7 Cafe & Espresso Bar - 4 Burrows Street Sydenham.
Open Mon - Fri 6am - 5pm and Saturdays 7am - 3pm (breakfast available all day)