After a long night of little sleep, I found myself finally waking up for the day at a very late 12pm. The semester is almost over, so with only one last assessment to get out of the way, I finally feel like I have more free time to get out of my routine of being cooped up studying. By 2pm, I was feeling pretty hungry, but all I felt like was breakfast food. Most places only have breakfast until around 11am, but I knew of one in particular that had all day breakfast available: Crayz Espresso.
This modest delight is located in Matraville. It’s a relatively new addition to the area, bringing with it a healthier rustic vibe that is usually only found in the inner-city areas. For those of us living beyond Maroubra, these places are often too far to travel, so Crayz Espresso is a delightful addition to an area of Sydney lagging behind in the good food café scene.
My friend ordered the decadent Crushed Oreo and Ice Cream Shake, which was amazing (check out the photo!), followed by one of their mouth watering burgers.
I however, still wanting my breakfast food at 230pm, ordered the salmon benedict – something I feel either goes wonderfully right or terribly wrong. That day, it could not have gone better. Served on two toasted muffins, the meal comes with a generous portion of beautifully smoked salmon atop spinach and a poached egg. It is then topped with a decent amount of hollandaise sauce and seasoning; enough to compliment the meal but not so much as to become sickening (although I did take a little extra off).
Additionally, the owners of the café ensure that you feel welcome by chit-chatting away. Crayz has a casual atmosphere and you can tell that the owners and staff alike are passionate about their cosy spot.
In terms of transport, it’s an easy 15 minute journey from UNSW via the 391 or 392 buses. With long opening hours, decent prices, good food and a friendly atmosphere, I highly recommend dropping by for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Matraville › Crayz Espresso Matraville, Sydney, Australia address
536 Bunnerong Road, Matraville, Sydney, NSW