Chez Dee is a pretty cafe by day and a sassy wine bar by night. It’s decor is very dainty, very feminine with a touch of Paris. It has quite a small area indoors with a huge communal table domineering the area. We had a fairly big group and was happy to sit outside. The winter in Sydney is quite mild and we were all happy to huddle together on small wooden stools around 2 small tables. It became a little challenging when the food and the coffees arrived.
I had to order the poached eggs with smoked salmon and hollandaise. Chez Dee is known its hollandaise and this is the dish to order. The poached eggs would have been perfect if I did not take such a long time to get the photos taken. Another friend had the same dish and her eggs were perfection. And how about the hollandaise? Was it thick, sumptuous but airy and brightened with a splash of lemon juice? Yes! It ticked all the boxes. If you like hollandaise, then this is the place to visit.
Billy ordered the poached eggs with smoked ham, pesto, cherry tomatoes and served on toasted sourdough. The topic of sourdough came up. Is there a good bakery around Surry or Darlinghurst that sells anything else but sourdough. I can think of Sonoma in Waterloo but anywhere else? Have I mentioned to you how much I love the Miche?
Mister ordered the Canadian breakfast which is pancakes with bacon, eggs and roast tomato. The portion is very generous and did not look impressive when it first arrived. But looks are deceiving and Mister loved it. The pancake was really light and airy. Nothing can go wrong with bacon, maple syrup, pancakes and googey eggs! Very rich and recommended for the very hungry or hungover people.
T ordered the Chez Dee brekky which is bacon, scrambled eggs, roast tomato, mushrooms and sausage on sourdough. I did not try it but was told that it had a touch too much truffle oil. It was not very pleasant. Might be the one to avoid? But I guess I wouldn’t mind if it was actually truffle.
A ordered the croque monsieur with a fried egg on top. She mentioned that it was not anything exciting. I have not found a croque monsieur that is really awesome yet and what does it really mean or taste like? I guess I will have to find out in Paris soon!
This is a really cute place and prices very reasonable for its portion size. The one thing that I really do not like is the coffee. It is quite thin in taste and was not well made. Will I come back? Most likely not. Chez Dee is bit hit and miss but is here to stay. The neighbourhood needs a sassy but cute place like this.
62–64 Kellett Street, Potts Point Tel: (02) 8354 1544
Opening Hours Tues to Sun 8am–9pm