Named as one of the hottest brunch spots in Sydney by TimeOut Sydney Magazine, Clipper’s Cafe is often thronged with shoppers from the nearby Glebe vintage market on Saturdays, I was one of them on this faithful day, but not before waiting patiently in line for about an hour or so.
It’s hard to discern if the decor is shabby, quirky or contemporary with the most random of items being stuck onto the walls (such as bicycles) among the other little trinkets here and there. Whatever it is, it’s definitely a great place to soak in the laid back Aussie vibes while sipping onto a latte.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Organic Flour Pancakes with Fresh Strawberries, Banana & Ricotta with Maple Syrup(AUD 12). The pancakes here aren’t as thick as those from Pancakes On The Rocks so they are able to absorb relatively more Maple Syrup due to it’s larger surface area.
The closest item on the menu to an Eggs Ben is the Poached Eggs with Smoked Salmon & Avocado on Spelt Toast with Capers(AUD 12). I’m not really into avocado so this wasn’t really a dish for me. The bread was too chewy tough for my delicate pearly whites too. I managed to trick K into eating the Capers(the green bits you find in tartar sauce) on their own and it’s such a hilarious sight to see his rapid change in facial expression.
The Baked Eggs with Napoli, Mushrooms, Spinach, Fetta & Herb Toast(AUD 10) is one of the signatures here. The portion was indeed huge and it reminded me of the Toast Soldiers sans the gooey Mozzarella cheese which you get at Cafe Epicurious in Singapore. Again, mastication of the Herbed Toast proved to be a challenge. I didn’t really fancy this dish due to it’s sharp tanginess.
From what I see, Clipper’s has done a remarkable job serving up an affordable yet tasty brunch menu(though some of the dishes are just not my cup of tea) and reminds me a lot of Cafe Epicurious though I much prefer the latter foodwise.
16 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW