I find myself gravitating towards Petersham in the recent weekends to scour new cafes. And this weekend, we land ourselves in Brighton The Corner which has been on my hit list for a while but just been distracted with others that have been popping up in this area. Now I am kicking myself for not visiting sooner! Perhaps I was influenced by what has been said about their slow service on Foursquare. It seems teething issues are settled and this place is running in a much faster pace.
The tip to not queuing in popular cafes like this is to hit it early. It’s no different to Brighton The Corner. I have to say that we were also fortunate that there was no queue due to the bad weather.
They serve Little Marionette coffee here and it is delightful! One of the better milk based coffee that I’ve tried in the last couple of months. The menu is small but sufficient to satisfy most people.
We opted for a heavier breakfast as our lunch appointment was not till 2.30pm. I ordered the braised beef brisket ($17). It was served with potato hash, mojo verde, poached egg and onion rings. Don’t be fooled by the bowl that it is served in! Looks like a small portion but it isn’t. The tanginess of the mojo verde did its job of cutting through the richness of the beef brisket and crispy potato hash. I would order this for lunch and not just breakfast.
Mister ordered the sausage and beans ($17). Another very hearty and filling dish. It came with a generous crumble of moorish morcilla, 2 fried eggs with googey yolk to die for and green tomato salsa to balance the dish. Mister gave it a thumbs up.
I love the simplicity and no nonsense cooking at Brighton The Corner. There isn’t always a need to focus on what is trending or trying to push the boundaries with techniques all the time. A well cooked dish is better than one that is cutting edge but with mistakes. I am returning to try the crumpets and hot salmon dish. It just looks and sound amazing. Petersham, you seem to be getting lots of great little cafes!
Other Petersham deliciousness:
Brighton The Corner
Address: 49 Palace Street, Petersham
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 7:00am-3:00pm, Saturday – Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm