A newish haven for sweet-tooths is a perfect sort of urban Parisian outpost in Balmain – the Zumbo Chocolat Cafe. The cafe, a few doors up from the patisserie, stocks Little Marionette coffee, and serves breakfasts and light lunches, and chocolate. We had “Mighty Eggs”, essentially boiled eggs with vegemite soldiers, and a sticky thick slice of French toast with crispy bacon. The mighty eggs were a little overdone, but one can’t be too fussy on a busy Saturday morning when the queue for seating is getting longer and the beach is waiting.
Adriano Zumbo: Shop 5, 308 Darling Street Balmain. (02) 9555 1199