Vargabar Espresso – Feature review

8 May

Feature reviewer – Julie Cutting, Sat.5 May 2012

We’re not local to Newtown. In fact we actually probably only go there once or twice a year when we have take our car in for a service at a family friends mechanics in St Peters and this Saturday was service day.

There’s not a lot to do in St Peters so we took a stroll down into Newtown to kill some time and what better way to do that than having a long lazy breakfast!

Vargabar omlette

I chose Vargabar Espresso from a review on UrbanSpoon. Its 5star rating and descriptions attracted me. “Vargabar is named after pin up artist Alberto Vargas. The walls (and toilet) are littered with prints from the incredible pin up artist”.

It’s tucked away in a tiny little corner just off the hustle and bustle of King St and is a very neat and extremely popular find.

We got there just before 11am and had to wait about 10mins for a table due to its popularity and size/limited seating. There’s a few wooden stools outside to sit on while you wait and the espresso bar was busy too (a hole in the wall where the coffee orders were continuous). We were offered drinks while we waited, which I thought was a nice touch.

The wait wasn’t more than they said it would be. The service was quick. The staff were also attentive, happy and friendly.

Vargabar special

Bernard ordered the flat omelette. His review:

“Great coffee, quaint little café on the corner away from busy high street of King Street. Breakie was average but coffee made up for it…6/10”

I had the special: A huge croissant with poached eggs, hollandaise, asparagus, pecorino cheese… freshly squeezed orange juice, hot lemon honey and ginger tea (also made with fresh ingredients). It was a massive breakfast…very tasty…8/10

We both had plenty of micro-herbs and sweet potato crisps on top as garnish. It made our dishes look more expensive than they actually were. Overall we paid $38 for 2 coffees, an orange juice, one tea and two breakfasts….a bit of a bargain – I would have been happy to pay more!

Vargabar EspressoVargabar has a good atmosphere, all the ingredients tasted extremely fresh.

Their website describes it as “the gem of Newtown” and it is indeed a popular place and worth a visit.  We might even go back without the excuse of the car needing a check-up!

Map: 10 Wilson St, Newtown



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