The Hungry Bunny •
24 Dec 2012 • 579 reviews • 21 followers
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We like Robert Timms
for its lack of posers and a very appealing down-to-earth ambience. I suppose the Aussie way of living really does shine through the laidback vibe at Robert Timms. We spent about 3 hours reading the newspapers and magazines, available in-house of course, while enjoying a very slow leisurely brunch.
The good thing about Robert Timms is that they aren't that popular, and so, it's usually about 80% (maximum) filled, which adds to the lazy morning feel of the place. You don't ever feel rushed to finish up so the next group hanging out in the ridiculously long queue outside the cafe can occupy your table. The place is also relatively quiet (people speak in hushed tones here) so it's really quite a relaxing place to chill for hours. However, there's a reason for the cafe's lack of a crowd. The food is just average, even if the price range is very reasonable and it's one of the cheaper brunch places in town. The truth is, you can get better eggs elsewhere. Still, balancing Robert Timms' great ambience against its so-so food, it kind of evens out. I'll be back.
1) Breakfast Down Under
($15.50): a showcase of the classic Australian brekkie, with a bratwurst sausage, a couple of grilled streaky bacon, baked beans, half a grilled tomato, eggs sunny side up and a couple of thick toasts. A few pieces of cursory greens sort of made this a complete meal. Perfectly fried eggs, generic beans and sausage but the bacon wasn't the least bit crispy and had an unappetizingly dull brown-ish tinge
2) Big Bang
($18.80): strictly for meat lovers. A combination of bratwurst and american sausages, a few shavings of smoked turkey breast and a whole beef patty made for a very filling meal. The beef, while juicy, was very full-bodied and intensely flavoured. Perfect for people who like their beef robust and "smelly". Not so much for people like us who prefer our red meat the Japanese style, i.e. milder and more delicate. Baked beans, grilled tomato, a couple of toasts and some fresh greens rounded off the kind of meat platter that would have made Fred Flintstone a very happy caveman
3) Caffe Latte
($6) was rich, creamy, rounded and robust. I loved it. Apparently, they're known for their coffee art here, so feel free to ask them to do teddy bears and the like.