There are a lot of random things I want in life.
I want a premium bath robe like the ones they provide in hotels (every hotel in the world has just been flagged that I am a likely robe thief), I want a mini fridge for my bedroom (so that I never have to leave it except for when I use the bathroom) and I also want an incredibly warm welcome home.
Let’s not get it twisted, my parents always say hello but I want the entire shebang. I want “Welcome Back” to be blaring through the speakers and I want the entire cast of Bring it On to be waving their pom poms and cheering my slow walk into the house.
Yes, that may be a tad unrealistic. Instead of a warm well-come…I’ll settle for the warm confines of Well Co in Glebe.
Well Co is a cosy cafe located on Glebe Point Road. With an outdoor seating area as well as an upstairs section, it resembles a home or a quaint library more than an eatery.
With plenty of competition on this stacked strip, it’s incredibly hard to stand out. Good thing Well Co does everything…..well.
Let’s not d-well (co) on the interior and get to the food shall we?
Let’s start with a green tea latte:
I love green tea very matcha.
So I decided to forego my daily coffee on this particular visit and reacquaint myself with something green (my nutritionist says I don’t consume enough greens which is also why I bought a box of green tea flavoured Kit Kats).
This latte is quite milky and the green tea flavouring is quite subtle. Great for a cold winter day and even better in summer when you want to pour something over your bad date.
Deceptively simple, this dish is packed with flavour. The smoked salmon’s richness is accentuated by the creaminess of the scrambled eggs. The onions and chives serve to enhance the runny scramble eggs and to provide a mix-up in the overall consistency of the dish.
Just look at the way the yolk oozes out of the egg. You’d be surprised how often I poke and prod at an egg only to be met with the disappointment of a hard boiled centre.
The yolk blends with the creamy hollandaise sauce and adds a layer of liquid delight to the crispy bacon underneath. I’m not a huge fan of wilted spinach but it really had a chance to shine amongst its contemporaries here as it absorbed all of the other flavours in play. On the day, it was more Wilt Chamberlain than wilted spinach.
You know that joke you make whenever you see a street that bears your name? Example: “Heh, you guys better tread lightly on Isaac Street because I’ve been stomped on before.”
Ok…not much of a joke.
The point is, I saw a dish named salmon lover and thought to myself “hey, that’s me!”
Which is why it was ordered.
Anywho, the real MVP of this dish was the crispy hash brown. I haven’t had a McBreakfast in a while so the crunchy golden brown exterior playing home to the soft white potato really hit the spot.
This is one of my favourite dishes within the Sydney cafe scene. Correction, this is one of my favourite pots within the Sydney cafe scene (heh).
Look chorizo, eggs and eggplant are three of my favourite foods. You throw that in a stew infused with dukkah and tomato AND offer a side of garlic toast? This is as close to perfection as it gets for me.
It’s full of love and is the culinary equivalent of that warm fuzzy feeling. It gives you a hug, it tucks you in and it kisses you on the forehead whilst rubbing your belly. It’s the quintessential winter warmer dish and it consistently (mo)roccs my world.
Here’s the TL;DR for all the people that s-well with joy every time they see a new iFat post
– Making your day/night a little better with each paragraph. You’re well-come.
– Well Co is so cosy that falling asleep on the couch is as likely as I am to finish this post off with a poorly planned analogy.
– You know what the Moroccan Hot Pot reminds me of? Survivor. Why you ask? It’s never disappointing and it’s reliably entertaining….that was a bit of a stretch.
Well Co, Glebe
35 Glebe Point Road
Open 7 days from 7:30am to 10:30pm
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