New York Tomato

March 10, 2011

Last Sunday Ben and I had breakfast at New York Tomato. What a delightful burough this is. I find it trendy without being pretentious. Quite the popular hangout for a lazy weekend brunch (as we left there was a substantial queue for tables), but it has the goods to back up the hype.

New York Tomato has swiftly become one of our favourite breakfast spots. I had once before visited New York Tomato with my lovely friend, Phe. But this was years ago, back when I rarely ventured away from my typical order of muesli. Things are a little different these days…

This particular Sunday I found myself torn between my desire for sweet or savory. As I had heard such great things about the eggs at New York Tomato, savory one out. I guess I will have to visit again soon to try their Belgian waffles with spiced labne and orange blossom maple syrup… sounds divine, I know.

First, coffee…

Ben opted for an iced-coffee, which he enjoyed. It wasn’t too creamy, with only one scoop of ice-cream – so often when you order an iced-coffee it ends up being a meal in itself…in a glass.

I enjoyed my skinny latte, although it was not one of the best I have had. I think we’re spoilt with such good coffee in Melbourne. Yet I was quite content to sip away whilst reading the papers, the sun shining through the windows and the smell of toast and eggs wafting around me. Morning smells so good.

Ben and I decided to share New York Tomato’s popular baked eggs, as well as their claypot of chickpeas.

The baked eggs are cooked in a rich napoli sauce with capsicum, fetta and green olives, and topped a generous sprinkle of sesame seeds. They were delicious! The eggs were slightly overcooked, but that is just our personal preference. The sourdough toast that came with the dish was a perfect tool for mopping up the lovely sauce. What a satisfying meal.

The claypot was our favourite dish. It consisted of pancetta and chickpeas, along with some spices, preserved lemon and basil. All topped off with two eggs, and more toast for dipping in the yolk. This was absolutely beautiful. I loved the combination of flavours, especially the addition of preserved lemon.

We will definitely be spending more lazy mornings here in the future…

Heidi xo

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17 Comments

  • Reply Merowyn March 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Yum!

    The claypot sounds delicious, definitely something I would cook at home.

    You guys are super cute too 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Reply Leah March 10, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Oh yum the eggs look really good! The waffles sound good too, you'll have to try them for next time you go 😉

  • Reply hollypop March 10, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    you guys are tooooo cute!

    the iced coffee looks rad- not too weak and milky. YUM.

    i want the baked egggs and the chicpeas!! i will put this in my black book for my next venture south of the border.

  • Reply Michelle Chin March 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Food looks really nice but I'm so lazy to get to richmond! Both of you are reallly really sweet!

  • Reply CC11 March 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    That clay pot brekkie certainly looks delicious 🙂

  • Reply Hannah March 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Things I love:

    1. Anything with the words "New York" in it.
    2. Your gorgeous top.
    3. Chickpeas, eggs, and yumminess.

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 10, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love these chilled kinds of breakfast places. The claypot and eggs look great! 🙂 For a second I thought you'd gone to New York!

  • Reply The InTolerant Chef March 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I love a lazy brunch/breakfast, it's just finding the time….

  • Reply Heidi March 11, 2011 at 7:29 am

    Merowyn – thanks 🙂 and yes you should try the claypot at home, I want to also. yum!

    Leah – oh yes I will!

    Hollypop – thank you 🙂 the iced-coffee was perfect! You should definitely come here next time.

    Michelle – awe thanks! & I know, it is a bit of an effort for us too, but SO worth it 🙂

    CC11 – mmmm it was 🙂

    Hannah – Thanks for the top love! I got it at Zara in Athens for 3 euro. I love it and feel very peasant-like wearing it.

    Lorraine – not quite 🙂 but in August I will be there!!

    InTolerant Chef – yes I suppose I should live these childless-free lazy breakfasts up while they last!

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Lisa (bakebikeblog) March 11, 2011 at 9:19 am

    YUMMO! I love baked eggs!

  • Reply Angela (the diet book junkie) March 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

    you're so right, very spoiled with the coffee in Melbourne. i think my husand wished me moved there just for that reason!! p.s. you guys look gorgeous in that photo. 🙂

  • Reply Julia @ Boredom Abounds March 11, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Man I love brunch food. Those dishes look delicious!

  • Reply Heidi March 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Lisa – me too!

    Angela – thank you! and yes, moving to Melbourne for coffee = totally makes sense 😉

    Julia – brunch food is the best. There are so many place I am yet to try in Melbourne too!

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Anh March 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Melbourne does cafe so well! Another spot to check out 🙂

  • Reply Hannah March 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Gaaah that looks SO delicious 🙂 🙂 Baked eggs always intrigue me and they look devine- must order them sometime!!….or try making them 😉
    Hannah x

  • Reply Heidi March 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Anh – you're so right, we rock the cafe scene. It is overwhelming though – so many places to try!

    Hannah – we tried making them this morning and were quite pleased! I think it will take a while to perfect them though 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Anna Johnston March 13, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Love the sound of the claypot too. Nothing like a lazy dazy Sunday morning in your fave breakfast haunt whiling away some quality relax time is there. I've just come back from one of my haunts…. super relaxed now & ready for the day.

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