While surfing the internet one night for a good brunch spot, I found Left of Field (LoF) in Rhodes. I was heading to the Homebush DFO outlet the next day and LoF was on the way so it was the perfect spot to stop by for a nice brunch 🙂 Excited!
Left of Field is located on Gauthorpe Street underneath a block of apartments. There are still construction works happening around the area so parking was a bit of a problem. I found parking on the street a couple of blocks away.
The cafe looks new and modern. Loved the sunshine streaming in through glass panes. I picked a table near the kitchen and had a view of the bar counter which is located in the middle of the cafe, where the action is!
They have an All Day Menu which is served until 3pm daily. Lots of choices on it! I was really here for their popular Hotcakes (check out the photos of it all over their Instagram!) although the Fried duck egg with wild mushrooms was also catching my attention! Nah, stick to the Hotcakes!
But first, a Flat White (the beans roasted by Single O) to start the day!
And then the Hotcakes! They were topped with caramelized banana, earl grey custard and maple popcorn ($20). Massive dish! Stacks of three big and fluffy hotcakes with plenty of earl grey custard to go round. It provided too much for me, I could only finish half of it! The berries provided a refreshing cut through the creamy custard. I was overzealous when I saw “earl grey” (the flavor of the month for me) and poured too much of it over the hotcakes. It became overwhelming. If the popcorn was crunchy it would have made it a perfect dish but sadly they were not.
Was so happy I get to try these Hotcakes! A great spot to grab a bite!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Left of Field
Address: Shop 3/ 7 Gauthorpe Street, Rhodes
Contact: 02 9752 7729