When I found out that a cafe was using CAMPOS coffee 2 years ago, it was a MUST TRY. Since my very first taste of Campos Coffee made properly, as well as amazingly fresh and wholesome breakfasts, The Spirited Goat has been one of my go-to places.
A little summary of the cafe first, of course:
It’s a cute little cafe that runs close to the Hipster Cafes that are currently trending in Sydney. They have quite a few tables indoors and outdoors which can comfortably seat couples to tables of 10. There’s quirky pictures of goats everywhere as well as the story of the “spirited goat” (the history of the discovery of coffee!). It’s a great place to meet up with people for coffee, although if you wanted to chillout with a book and coffee, the lighting isn’t the best for the eyes.
There’s a great, fresh menu for breakfast/brunch/lunch and the display counter has an amazing selection of sweet treats including the dairy-free/gluten-free/soy-free/refined-sugar-free range from Nourishing Bites. The vibe of the cafe is fresh, healthy and wholesome foods, cooked so that the quality of the ingredients shines through. So think lightly fried/toasted/completely fresh produce and a great mix of colours.
It’s also in a great location at the Precinct near the Precinct Fresh Market as well as the amazing Three Loaves Bakery. I usually take my times of breakfast/brunch at Spirited Goat as time for fresh weekly groceries and bread. And even more amazing is that all the produce that The Spirited Goat uses is FROM these two places!!
Spirited Goat have come up with a new menu late 2015, and when they opened for the New Year, obviously it was a must-try!
Of course we needed to start off with coffee, which as you can see is beautifully made with pretty latte-art and chocolate dusting. The taste that day was not as dark and robust as I am used to having my coffee at Spirited Goat. Different barista, perhaps? I know at least when owner Mel is at the machine, my heart jumps with joy, as she makes exceptionally AMAZING coffee. Since the Spirited Goat has increased in popularity, they have needed to hire new staff, so Mel is at the machine less these days. Still, I can’t complain because the coffee was still good – that is, it was smooth with no bitter fore/afternote, and was the perfect temperature. Just lacked a bit of depth that Campos coffee normally has.
It’s obvious which one I had. “The Kid” is one of their new items on the menu and honestly, it’s really good and good value! The sourdough is light toasted, eggs fried so perfectly that the eggs run, cherry tomatoes perfectly sweet and lightly charred, avocado fresh, mushroom fresh and tasty and beetroot chutney perfect with ALL OF IT. The serving size is just nice if you’re hungry for a good feed. Everything came out hot and smelling wonderful. Definitely something I’d recommend and would try again.
The “Breakfast Burrito” is hubby’s go-to (although our neighbour got the “Green pea, feta and mint fritters” and he got kind of jealous), and so he had to have it again. It’s one of the few items left from the old menu and it’s obvious why. All the ingredients are fresh and go so perfectly together. It’s definitely a lighter option to the others on the menu, but still should leave most satisfied. If you’re going for something fresh that sits light on the belly, definitely go for it. Everyone I’ve seen eat it loves it (and it’s such a good price as well!!!).
So there we have it. First post and definitely a biased rant, although coffee was a little disappointing this time round.
Do expect more posts about other items on the Spirited Goat menu though! Definitely going to try more on the new menu!
In a Nutshell:
Value for money: 4/5
So ends our first proper post! Hopefully there’ll be more time come 🙂