A good place. But here are the key words: expensive, refined, expensive, classy, nice. Chardonnay here was beautiful and they have some Rockpool only exclusives. Dress up and feel like a Queen (and King of course). Beautiful ambiece, if I won the lotto, I would be here a lot more. Serving sizes are modest and respectable. One of my fave menu items is the Wagyu burger, it's not that modest and it's very filling. Cool...
I went here for some friends for breakfast and was very disappointed.
Packed full of waiting staff, it was strangely impossible to get an order taken, and our drinks and food arrived after a very very long wait. The maitre d was very rude.
The brunch is a bit of a joke. Who ever wanted a bowl of scrambled eggs served with toast on a saucer, no butter and warm milk with my tea? The 'build your own' option was pretty much the most inflexible menu I ever beheld.
Don't try to get a fried egg, apparently 'it would just be chaos'.
Always such a shame when such a great location suffers from dreadful service and a lazy brunch menu.
I was impressed by the gentleman that did the job. He was bubbly, outgoing and eager to please and get the job done, how I wanted it. He worked hard to get the carpet stains out and with a lot of attention it turned out really good.
Paramount Coffee Projects might look like a lobby of an office building, but its contemporary design makes it one beautiful place to have coffee and grab a bite to eat in the mornings and afternoons that they open.
It boasts a spacious, high ceiling atmosphere, keeping in line with the heritage of the building they maintain. However, the seats are less impressive, with many box-shaped stools that are quite low and uncomfortable.
The range of food offerings are kept to a minimum, with premium pricing and slightly small serving sizes. I had the chance to try their crispy chicken which was served in a takeaway-like hot food bag, drenched in a sweet & spicy sauce and chopped spring onions. Next to it is a food glove that you can use to keep your hand from getting dirty whilst enjoying the chicken, and a packet of wet serviette. The crispy chicken was quite nice despite failing to make its own beautiful impression against other crispy chickens out there, not to mention its $16 price tag for only 6 pieces of chicken.
It is also good to know that they sell cronuts, something that is surprisingly very difficult to find in this part of the suburb.
So this is the cafe where cool, trendy, hippie people hang out. Or at least that was my assessment of the queue of people waiting for a seat.
PCP occupies a warehouse-like space, with an overall modern and spacious feel. A prime spot to sit for some food porn is the table just next to the kitchen. Service is friendly (minus any attitude), with staff having a good knowledge of the menu items.
The menu offers original items. I ordered the peanut and jelly milkshake ($8), which satisfied my sweet cravings. The Crab Po Boy ($18) is soft shell crab and coleslaw sandwiched between milk buns. It was tasty, but I'm not quite won over. The side order of giant onion rings ($5) was the real winner for me - crispy batter with soft onions on the inside.
So first impressions of PCP - original concepts, good food but with a premium price tag.
Such a great restaurant. Meat meat meat and brussell sprouts. The meat dishes are the best in Sydney. The brussell sprouts are killer so make sure you order them as well. Once your stuffed retreat upstairs for one of the best cocktail bars in Surry Hills.