371 Darling St
Balmain NSW 2041
(02) 9555 7399
I was on the way to Kazbah, without a booking. So we were tossing up waiting in a queue at Kazbah, or trying Bar C ontessa a couple of doors down. We picked Contessa.
What a great find.
• The ultimate bacon & egg roll – hickory smoked bacon, fried free range eggs, caramelised onion, provolone cheese, house made tomato relish & mayo on toasted brioche.
• Rosa’s breakfast bruschetta – thick slice of toasted organic soy linseed sourdough w/smashed avocado, fresh roma tomato, basil, rocket, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction & free range poached egg.
Both were very satisfying meals. The caramelised onions in the bacon and egg roll were done exceptionally well, caramelised, but still with a bit of bite to it. In the Rosa’s breakfast bruschetta, the balsamic reduction is what pulled the dish together.
All the food coming out of the kitchen looks fresh, made from great produce and are all big hearty serves, even the salads. I’m looking forward to coming back, and trying the brekky burrito and house made corn cakes.
value for money: 7/10
overall score: 31/40