Located in the old electrical sub-station, Sub-Station Cafe is a simple and quiet oasis away from the busy McEvoy Street in Alexandria. The corner of greenery in the courtyard brings a bit of nature to the surrounding concrete jungle of warehouses and factories. The breakfast menu is straightforward, with lots of baked goodies displayed on the front counter. Also spied some pumpkins being prepared for lunch – may have to come back another day to try that out!
Just a stone’s throw away from Cipro Pizza al Taglio, that corner of Alexandria is really happening! Campos headquarters are near there as well, as is Bread and Circus. But that crazy buzz hasn’t hit Sub-Station just yet – so if you want to avoid the queues and have a quiet, relaxed breakfast, I would recommend heading there instead! B. and I chose rather small options for breakfast – the freshly toasted Banana bread with butter, and the Ham and Cheese Croissant ($6.50). The croissant is definitely good quality – not too crispy that it all falls apart with each bite, but crunchy enough to give each bite a kick.
AKB went for the more substantial (and beautifully named!) Morning Dream Breakfast Egg Roll – Just baked station fresh roll with Free Range Eggs, Avocado, Bacon, Spinach, Tomato, Homemade Sauce ($9) – so much goodness in one sandwich! It was so good that even in the car ride afterwards she said she could still taste it in her mouth…always a good sign!
The breakfast menu is quite small – with most of the usuals – so I’d like to come back and try the lunch menu. There was also a special of porridge – but with the sun out that day (such a rarity in the past weeks in Sydney!) it was good to embrace a more summery, rather than wintery (with which I associate porridge), breakfast. Have you tried anything else on the Sub-Station menu?
124 McEvoy Street
This is my last post from Sydney for a few weeks! talk&spoon wil be travelling to Germany and London for more foodie adventures – stay tuned for more! x