To say 2020 has been a crazy year is a total understatement. But finally, on the Coronavirus front in Australia, things are starting to look up. Venues in Sydney are slowly opening up again with social distancing restrictions in place, and we’re so excited to finally explore the city we moved to three months ago. We’ve been saving cute food places that have popped up on our Instagram feed that we’ve been meaning to check out, and first of those places was Project 2 Waterloo.
A cute little spot located in (no surprises here) Waterloo, they offer specialty coffee as well as a range of affordable and interesting brunch options. The dish that originally drew us to Project 2 was their Taro Toast, featuring a very aesthetic, bright purple taro custard drizzled over the top. Kristen was originally going to order this, until she saw directly under that on the menu was MATCHA TOAST. Yum. Coming with a bright green, very thick slice of matcha toast, dried strawberries, hojicha ice-cream and condensed milk, it was totally delicious and the perfect balance of sweet and savoury.
Mel went for the Halloumi Stack, piled high with maple bacon, avocado smash, egg, tomato relish, rocket, dukkah, and, of course, halloumi. It was again a really well-balanced dish with a salty kick coming from the halloumi, sweetness from the maple and savoury from the egg, meaning every individual element on the dish pulled together to become something delicious.
The Bagel Benedict was ordered by our friend Carina from Everything Adelaide, and while we didn’t get to try this one she assured us it was tasty. Coming with poached eggs, spinach, Thai chilli hollandaise and ham, it looked like the perfect, filling hangover cure for a Saturday morning.
Though we didn’t try the coffee, Project 2 had loads of funky brewing contraptions around the place and special bean blends you could choose from, so we’ll definitely be back for a coffee and a pastry.