Thursday, 21 August 2014

Brewtown, Newtown - Sydney

Elvis Burger from Brewtown

Do I get your attention now? I know how much love and adoration the brewnuts (just another name of cronuts, you guys) from Brewtown have received, but actually, the gorgeous café is much more than those pastry hybrid. But if you stumbled upon this page and want to go straight to the brewnuts, feel free to skip to the very last part of the post.


If you're planning to eat in, arrive early or really late or otherwise, prepare to wait for a table. Every single spot in this rustic and elegant café fills up easily, especially on weekends. We went there for a Saturday brunch but only had to wait about 15 mins for a table for two.


The interior is super appealing. Dimly lighted to create a warm and romantic ambiance, accentuated with wooden furnitures and related colours. Naked brick walls and exposed pipes; this place screams trendy. Communal tables are available (yes, there is one with that Instagram-famous beehive pattern), but that day we were seated on a small table further inside.

Do something productive while you wait for your table. And by saying productive, I mean spy all those brewnuts flying to the counter!

Brewnuts stalking

We started with warm cups of our favourites. My hot chocolate was perfect and adequately chocolatey, and the mocha was also rather adored by my date of the day.

Hot chocolate (fore) and mocha (back)

While choosing the menu, we spied some polenta and corned beef dishes being served, and if I had not heard about the Elvis burger, I would've picked one of them. Talking about serving, the service  was excellent. Our waiters were really friendly and efficient albeit being busy, some even equipped with really good sense of humours.

Serving like a boss

I reckon the banana bread here is often overlooked and people would go straight to the more popular items. Make no mistake, the toasted banana bread was also served brilliantly. A thick slab of fragrant banana bread with crispy edges, flanked with cinnamon butter and tangy hone and lime mascarpone.

Toasted homemade banana bread with cinnamon butter, honey & lime mascarpone - $6

It was moist, fluffy, and had perfect level of sweetness. The unique butter brought more alluring aroma out, and the mascarpone was such a perfect companion.

Spreading the butter

I went straight to the heavier package, the Elvis burger. Imagine everything's good about burger, and multiply it by two. Maybe three.

Elvis burger (savoury brewnut, beef, bacon, gruyere w/hand cut chips & house relish) - $16.5

Everything just worked. The savoury brewnut might be a wee bit oily but it was easily ignored by the great flavours of perfectly cooked patty, bacon, and melty gruyere cheese. The relish was rather zingy, which was good as it prevented the whole bite to be too heavy. The fat, thick chips were soggy and definitely moreish.

Obligatory innards shot

Choosing which brewnuts to take away was easy, it was an 'one of each please' kind of situation. We got the whole gang: jam (dusted with icing sugar), chocolate crumble, glazed, and cinnamon. Among them, my favourite was the chocolate crumble, as the chocolate wasn't too sweet and I love the texture play. The jam would probably be my second choice, although the jam was a tad too sweet for me. The glazed one was good, but I found the cinnamon one to be rather plain.

My biggest problem with them is about the amount of oil. They were amazingly crispy and the layers couldn't be more obvious and beautiful, but I reckon they'll be even better if somehow they're delivered to our hands in a drier state.

Brewnuts ($4.5 ea) - jam, chocolate crumble, cinnamon sugar, glazed

I might have complained a bit about those brewnuts there, but as I am writing this I am actually craving for them. What kind of sorcery is this?


Currency: $1 = IDR 11,000

Rating: 3.5/5 (Really worth the try)
Really great brewnut burger, wide ranges of menu and drinks, service is impeccable and very friendly, ambiance is nice and comfy but prepare to wait for a table, especially on weekends. Sweet brewnuts were good but a tad too oily for me.



6 - 8 O'Connell Street
Newtown, NSW 2042

Phone: (02) 9519 2920

Website: Brewtown
Facebook: Brewtown Newtown

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  1. The elvis burger here is definitely amazing inspite lf the oilyness. Love that they used gruyere.

    1. True that. If it's a wee bit less oily it'll be perfect!

  2. Your photos are so awesome! The food here looks great. Love the look of the brewnuts especially. Yum! :)

    1. Same thing goes to you! I love browsing through your blog. Thanks for dropping by, Padaek! :))

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    1. And tasted epic too. If only it's drier, it'll be heavenly! :)

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    1. I KNOW RIGHT. It's like super goooodddd.

  5. Come for the food, stay for the brewnuts, that's the formula!

    When I had the Elvis Burger, it was super oily! Totally worth it though.

    1. Totes. I know how bad it is for my arteries but it's too tasty. Haha.

  6. That Elvis burger looks so bad it's good! Tried to get it last time but it was sold out

    1. Haha that's exactly true. You'll like it; I haven't met anybody who doesn't like it haha

  7. That Elvis burger has me drooling over my keyboard!!


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