Sydney cafes never cease to amaze me with their innovative dishes and with the introduction of cronuts there was no doubt that chefs would not use this to create something different. The first time I tried a savoury style cronut was Brewtown Newtown and the cronut basically tasted like an oily doughnut, not really my cup of tea but it was different. Being on social media a lot, especially Instagram, I saw a lot of posts on John Smith Cafe and the pictures of the food were making me salivate so I knew I had to go and try it out for myself. A few days leading up to my visit to John Smith Cafe, I saw that they had a new special on the menu- smoke trout cronut or pulled pork cronut. I instantly knew what I was going to order.
John Smith Cafe is located in Waterloo, it is tucked among residential buildings and there is ample limit (1 or 2 hrs) parking around it. My friend and I arrived around 10:30am on a Wednesday morning and there was only a few people in the cafe, so we were lucky to get a seat instantly. I heard on the weekend the line and wait is huge! (so get in early!) The cafe is not large but they do have bigger booth tables that can sit around 6 people. After looking at the menu my friend revealed to me that she had never tried a cronut before and with the help of one of the lovely staff we explained to her what a cronut was. It took me a while to decide whether to get the smoke trout or pulled pork cronut, my friend really wanted the pulled pork eggs benedict so I ended up ordering the smoke trout cronut (more on the taste and verdict below :P)
Smoked trout cronut | w/ dill and caviar | $18.00
Pulled pork eggs benedict | w/ poached eggs and hollandaise sauce | $17.00
Happy eating x