I'm a big fan of Bill Granger, in fact I am currently flicking through his cookbook 'Easy' in which there are countless recipes I am dying to try. His food is attractive, simple and delicious.
Over the years I have eaten at every one of his Sydney cafes but my last visit in January 2013 haunted me until my recent return. You see, I don't typically order sweet breakfasts, I inevitably find myself in a sugar induced hyperactive state, unable to function like a normal person for the rest of the day. On our visit to Bills' Surrey Hills cafe in January I ordered the crab, chorizo and kim chee fried brown rice and TBS went immediately for the ricotta hotcakes. I've heard my father-in-law wax lyrical about these hotcakes over the years but I was sceptical. I mean how good could they really be?
SS I am sorry I ever doubted you because they were bloody good. I was allowed one fluffy, honeycomb-butter smeared bite and I was hooked. I have literally been thinking about these hotcakes for the past 8 months.
SO, on our most recent trip I fulfilled my fantasy and ordered them. Fluffy pillows of hotcakes stacked on top of slices of banana topped with honeycomb butter arrived with a pouring jug of maple syrup. They were everything I dreamed they would be. The sweetness of the maple syrup was balanced by the slight saltiness of the butter and the hotcakes were as light as air.
Get to Bills for these bad boys.
Good to know:
Ricotta hotcakes, banana and honeycomb butter $19.50
Extensive breakfast/brunch menu
In addition to his Sydney outlets Bill Granger also has cafes/restaurants in Japan and the UK.
433 Liverpool Street
Monday to Saturday 7:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday 8:30am to 3:00pm
118 Queen St
Monday to Sunday 7:30am to 5:00pm
359 Crown Street
Monday to Sunday 7:00am to 10:00pm
Lunch from 12:00pm
Dinner from 10:00pm
Images: T B Southam