If there was anywhere you'd want to make your local, it would be Le Monde. It epitomises the Saturday morning hangover cure - slowly sip your headache away out in the sun, people-watch if that's what pleases you, and enjoy your breakfast delight. Best thing yet - it won't even cost you as much as that cheap and dirty mojito you had the night before.
Back in the old days, Le Monde used to offer a breakfast degustation. A breakfast degustation! That sounds like the combination of all things I love. But it turns out that they stopped offering it in 2011. I think they should definitely bring it back for those of us in love with a good brunch.
The menu is very decent, and as I mentioned before, it is very decently priced too. But don't just look at the menu and miss the blackboard specials and the baked goodness at the counter - we almost did. And the blackboard specials look insanely delicious too.
Order the healthy option - soldiers and muesli. Beautifully presented, and perfectly soft yolks.
Or live a little and order the potato hash with poached egg on chorizo and rocket. More than enough goodness to soak last night's tequila(s) up.
Meal: Breakfast / brunch / lunch
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Perfect for: Lazy Saturday morning brunch
Also for: Lunch on a first date
Hot tip: Check out the blackboard menu too - there are some great items on there!
Price range: Cheap
My rating: 8.5/10
Address: 83 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
Near: Crown Street shops (5-10 min walk), and El Loco is across the road but that's for another time...
Hours: Mon-Fri 6.30am-4.00pm, Sat 7.30am-1.30pm