Last Sunday morning Mr Ladybird and I headed out for brekky at Cafe Zoe in Surry Hills - alas it was closed :( "Not meant to be", we remarked. So we decided to explore Surry Hills to find somewhere else to satisfy our growling tummies.
Then we came across a cafenamed Yullis. We read the menu at the door and remarked that everything on the menu was vegetarian - joy!
The decor immediately struck me as a bit haphazard and hippy - something that often annoys me about a lot of vegetarian eateries. Why does a vegetarian eatery need to look like a hippy hangout? I am not a pot smoking, tye-dye wearing, dreadlock bearing kind of girl (not that there's anything wrong with that...) I just dislike the stereotype. Anyway, enough ranting...
We were served by a lovely waitress who brought us two very welcome and tasty lattes, shortly followed by our brunches. I had scrambled eggs with thinly sliced pan-fried haloumi, grilled eggplant, caramelised onions and tomato relish on a toasted sesame seed bagel. Mr Ladybird had the big breakfast with free range eggs, potato rosti, sautéed baby spinach, oven roasted tomato, baked chickpeas and grilled mushrooms with Turkish toast.
Our dishes were both delicious.. and were not over-laden with sauces, oils and salt - tasty and clean, yet complex and well-devised. I can confidently say that the food more than made up for the slightly lacking decor and lighting ;)
Overall, a very pleasant discovery on a lovely spring morning... will definitely be back to try the lunch / dinner menus!
Check out Yullis site at http://yullis.com.au