I apologize if I spam up Twitter about this place — above average food & coffee out West is not always easy to find!
(First – how is everyone?? I’ve been silent here — mostly due to a house move, and I’m currently in exile until the tenant of my new home moves out! Catching up on all social media is overwhelming when you’re between places livin’ out of a suitcase!)
The owner of Circa is of Turkish background and is slowly expanding the menu to include more exotic items — a slow stretch to help ease this Locale into culinary delight past banana bread & toasties. One of these menu items is the Baked Eggs with Sucuk & Feta (not pictured, sorry) — a delicious middle eastern breakfast dish of perfectly cooked eggs, tomatoes, herbs, fetta and “sucuk” — a warming, spicy beef sausage, perfect for Autum and Winter mornings.
The Banana Bread w/ Passionfruit Butter is a must-try. Warm, buttery banana bread, toasted and topped with a delicious lemon and passionfruit reduction. The reduction is house made by the owner; sticky, sweet and sour with tons of texture and crunch from the little passionfruit seeds.
Banana Bread w/ Passionfruit Butter — $5
Circa does fine coffee: I’m always pleased with their espressos or double rissies, and the espresso & milk drinks have a smooth, fruity finish while retaining the sour “pucker” feel of the extraction. Circa cycles through different single origin grinds, most hailing from South America — just check their menu board on the day.
Cappuccino — $3.5
People who work outside Parramatta will be happy to know Circa is open for breakfast/brunch on Saturday mornings now. Stop by to show them some love.