Metro St James

Being told to be at work at 8.00 am is always particularly painful, but not so much when it’s for a team breakfast in the beautiful Hyde Park.

IMG_9902Metro St James is located just behind the main St James train station exit, and busy in the mornings with a few people enjoying their breakfast and suits dropping in and out with their coffee orders. Metro St James actually ran a promotion earlier this year where during the month of June they encouraged people to visit the cafe and lock lips for a complimentary coffee.

IMG_9886Maybe not at a work team breakfast though! The Big Healthy Breakfast ($20.50) was a popular option with many of us, which consisted of poached free range eggs, hot smoked salmon, sprouts, roast tomato, ricotta, hummus and dukkah on soy quinoa toast:

IMG_9891The combination of the various healthy elements tasted incredible, particularly the hummus with dukkah, which added a beautiful crunch element. And of course you’ve got to line up for the money shot…

IMG_9898Poached egg perfection! It was unlike any breakfast I have ever had. I also had a skim latte with my Big Healthy Breakfast:


Some of the others didn’t feel like anything too substantial and so had selected the Spelt & honey banana bread with whipped vanilla ricotta ($8):

IMG_9896or the Seasonal fruit salad with Ruby & Roys natural yoghurt and fruit compote ($10):


The boss, in the meantime, had chosen the House-made baked beans with poached free range eggs, feta and sourdough ($16.50):

IMG_9894Service was friendly, with one waiter in particular having a cute French accent. I would definitely come back to try the baked beans or to have another big healthy breakfast. With the early morning sun shining through the trees into this little cafe, it’s a little spot of paradise amongst the bustle of the city.


Metro St James
110 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9267 3396

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. vicklinde says:

    I *love* good breakfasts, this looks completely amazing! Awesome pictures.

  2. Lovely post; I enjoyed reading it and the cute photos.

  3. I love the idea of a team breakfast! I’ve never worked a job where they take staff to breakfast but I would have to order the salmon too. Can’t beat salmon…well maybe with bacon…

    You are very lucky to work a job where good food is valued.

    1. I am so thankful my current workplace is full of foodies! Although mind you, we are all volunteers so I think our boss feels bad for us most of the time 😛

  4. Looks like you had an amazing meal for breakfast! Love every component in the Big Healthy Breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

    1. I wiped the plate clean, unsurprisingly!

  5. iamtoofree says:

    The poached eggs look divine!

  6. chocolatesuze says:

    mmm gooey egg porn shot!

    1. Nothing like some egg porn to start a morning! 😉

  7. Wow I always walk past this place but never thought to try them for breakfast! Looks so delicious!

  8. Lignum Draco says:

    It’s a dilemma. If the boss is paying, do you get the most expensive meal, or do you act frugal? Been past many times but never eaten in. Have bought coffee a few times from the cart. Thanks for the review.

    1. The key is – never expect that someone else will be paying and order as you normally would 😉

  9. Tina @ bitemeshowme says:

    Great egg shot – yolk ooze is my favouriteeeeeeeeee

    1. Always the best part of any breakfast!!

  10. oh wow the baked beans with feta look great!

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