The ‘Dirty Lemon’ aka Lemon Twist Cafe – Surry Hills

14 Apr
Its our last weekend in Surry Hills/Coogee before moving to Erskineville for a more inner-west flavour.
The dirty lemon
To mark this end of an era, we went to one of our favourite Surry Hills cafe’s The Dirty Lemon, named by the oversized dusty lemon hanging over the shop front. Today I found out the actual name of the cafe, of which there are 3; Lemon, Lemon Twist and The Lemon Cafe. I think our name works best.

Buffalo Eggs

In my opinion the ‘corn fritter stack’ is a winner, you must, must add halloumi to achieve, what comes very close to, perfection. I entered a moment of insanity and decided that I should
venture away from old reliable and try something else on the menu. As it was a rare Saturday that I am not nursing a hangover, I went for the ‘buffalo eggs’ as a healthy option. By leaving the
toast, this is low GI, low carb and quite possibly one of the very few healthy egg breakfast options. With the delicate flavour of buffalo mozzarella, combined with the crunchy bed of rocket and mixed leaves this breakfast leaves you feeling satisfied without being too full. I think a breakfast like this means it’s fine not to go for a run, right?
Jo  7/10 for food only because the healthy options never get the big points.
Corn fritter stack
The ‘corn fritter stack’ with added halloumi lived up to expectations. I was hung over and this hit the nail on the head. I love the salty halloumi with the sour lemon. The only thing I would change about this, would be to make it a halloumi stack with a side of corn fritters because it tastes so good. The flavour is balanaced out with the crunchy rocket, tomato, corn and advocado which makes this also feel like a filling yet healthy option.
Rohan – this is good 9/10
This cafe always plays great tunes, the staff have personality with a few jokes thrown in for free. It’s a great spot for people watching, with more Surry Hills hipsters passing than you can shake a lemon at.
We will miss you Dirty Lemon.
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