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First Drop, East Redfern

I have driven past this place many times, especially every time I go to Waterloo and have always wondered about it. It’s always busy, there are always people queuing to go inside so on my last day in Sydney before I jet off back to Hong Kong, I suggested we go here. I had originally wanted to go to St Jude, but for some strange reason I got both the places mix up – thought this was St Jude. Oh wells – never mind, will definitely go to St Jude next time.


I was impressed with the menu – variety of breakfast dishes that I couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat. Eggs, non-eggs, or maybe the lunch items which also sounded great. Finally, I settled for breakfast item – the veggie breakfast which includes two poached eggs, spinach, mushrooms, haloumi, baked beans, roasted tomato and hash brown. I wanted avocado on the side for Dragon as she is now eating solids and absolutely LOVES avocado.


It was a rather generous serving, I couldn’t finish everything. Loved the poached eggs, it oozed with yolk and Dragon absolutely loved the avocado.

My brother, F, couldn’t go past the baked eggs with beans and chorizo. I love baked eggs and this was good, the beans were tomato-y with a little bit of spice and the chorizo a wonderful complement. This was a relatively filing and heavy breakfast, but F seemed to have enjoyed it.


My sis-in-law, O, wanted something more substantial and ordered lunch, the pasta – chicken linguini with tomato based and a hint of chili. Again it was scrumptious but a little too filing for my liking.


They have great fruit juices which we all enjoyed, and the coffee isn’t too bad either. Service was efficient, food came out relatively quickly and they absolutely loved Dragon! Thanks for keeping her entertained.

Great little café, I can see this being a local – can’t believe it took me this long to finally visit this place. I guess better late than never. I have only been back for a few days and am already missing the café scenes already. Till next time Sydney – thanks for the good times, albeit short!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

First Drop

69 Baptist Street

East Redfern, 2016

Ph: +61 2 9690 1611

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  1. December 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I just drove past this place today! Snap.

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