The Top Line: This place is not just another tick off a list, it actually offers great food and cronuts, which is why it’s never empty!
The Review: Walk through the streets of Newtown (actually, you don’t even need to walk through it) and you’ll know about its particular food culture. There’s about every cuisine plus a little extra that you won’t find in other places.
Take Brewtown for example. A 15 minute walk from the station and in a small street off the main road, this buzzing cafe with a small sign emanates class and culture.
Wood smoked salmon, caper, beetroot and goats cheese salad ($17)
A good hearty salad to brighten up your morning and leave you feeling full but not bloated. Unfortunately the wood smoked flavour was not noticeable so it just seemed like regular cooked salmon chunks. I was just a really big fan of the combination and especially the sweet beetroot.
Poached Chicken Salad with quinoa, pumpkin and pistachio ($14)
Some of the chicken was a bit dry but that’s understandable since it was picked chicken breast. This must be a really healthy dish although it did leave me really full – I think it was the quinoa, cheese, nuts and pumpkin. Yeah, you don’t get hungry ok brewtown lunch salads … The cheese was very lovely btw, very creamy and soft, giving the dry chicken a helping hand. I though the addition of cranberries on my salad was very genius because it added sweetness and pop to my otherwise mundane flavours. (There was very little sauce).
Baked polenta with poached egg, parmesan and walnuts ($15)
Okay, the baked polenta was very interesting. I thought it was done extremely well because it was a firm piece of polenta with a crispy crust that developed from its pan whole it was cooking. The sauce was really good, a light and tasty tomato based sauce that complimented the baked polenta cake very well, the walnuts added a bit of texture and crunch.
This is what you’ve been waiting for, huh? This is what people hear about and come here for. Almost every table I saw had a cronut on their table at sometime during their meal.
The Salted Caramel and Popcorn Brewnut was especially popular (because it was aesthetically spectacular) but I went with the normal Salted Caramel and Macadamia one because I wanted my first cronut experience to be in a proper cronut shape. It did not disappoint. Compared to the cinnamon cronut, the macadamia one was more luxurious, textured and moist (although the individual layers of pastry was still separable and delicious). I made a good choice (Y)