Devon on Danks – Surry Hills
I do tend to find myself behind the crowds most of the time, when it comes to trying out new cafes. Would love to get ahead and try out the new stuff, but hey, at least I made it!
Here is Devon on Danks. Currently trending on instagram with their awesome square cronuts! Or “cronnies” as they call it.
Foodie-groupie shot of Markus frying up some cronnies for his homies. I’ll be a homie anytime! Square cronuts are such a great thing, less wastage, and as Markus mentioned, it allows for more filling in the cronuts. who can say no to more cream and deliciousness?
Eastern vs western flavours. Depending on which side you are standing on, I guess from the chef’s point of view, West is right and East is left.
Eastern flavours include pork floss and matcha while Western flavours are Milo with chocolate cream (debatable, I grew up in Singapore, and we drank milo daily) and raspberry sugar with vanilla cream.
These are fried really nicely I would have to say, one of the better cronuts I’ve had so far. Nothing over the top fancy, just real fried food.
If square isn’t your thing, why not something round instead? Here are some normal looking doughnut blobs with the East/West feeling fillings.
Now, let’s start with an overview of what today’s meal looked like. That extra bacon? It’s for the french toast btw, not the dish with the giant slab of pork belly ham.
Dr Seuss’s green eggs and ham. Aptly named dish, with green sauce, thick slab of pork belly and a food-porn worthy poached egg.
The description in the menu: thick cut bacon, crispy potato, 64 degree egg, green tomato ketchup, pea puree, soybeans, pea tendrils, jus. Quite the mouthful, just like each mouthful of this is pretty mouthful-worthy.
Little Lost Bread: Brioche french toast, fresh and freeze dried strawberries, balsamic and strawberry gastrique, strawberry cheesecake ice cream, Arnott’s biscuit crumble.
I’m lost in the little lost bread, either that or the bread is lost in my giant echoing belly of emptiness that screams “I want ice cream!” strawberry cheesecake ice cream too. It is like someone peeked into my Christmas wishlist for 1 of my 2 favourite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavour and decided that it should be on my breakfast toast.
A little close up, or what I would like to call “up-skirt shot” of the ice cream melting on my french toast. I could hear my friend yelling at me “hey, ice cream’s melting. Do you want to take more pics or do you want to start eating?” as she worked on her green eggs and ham in the background.
A little cross section view of the brioche. Light and fluffy, and light, and fluffy, with crunchy bits, and sweet and sugar, then slap on a piece of bacon.
We decided we should share a cronnie, since, well, my friend has never had a cronut in her life and has been avoiding it because “a croissant is made of butter and a doughnut is fried sugar”. Her words after the 1st bite was “I hate you, this is life changing, I want another one”. This is the point where I had to stop her and coaxed her into taking it easy with this “new found love” and promised her I would get her another one at some stage before she returns home to Singapore. I have yet to buy her a cronut from anywhere else yet.
I suppose the feeling of cutting into something crispy crunchy and flaky is on my list of bestest thing to do on a Sunday morning. Cream oozing out of the pastry, sugar and everything just falling neatly in place on the plate, neither of us could decide if we should lick sugar off the knife, or just wipe it off onto the fork then licking the fork.