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Flavours on Crown - Wollongong CBD

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The omelette above turned out better than I anticipated, with tasty bites of several ingredients embedded in the rewarding fresh egg mix. There was a hint of spice, a bit of Italian, generous servings of tomatoes, snippets of mushroom and flavourful ham bites.  The accompanying buttered bread cuts may seem simple but did provide a contrasting lightness.

There can be some drama on the walls but I must say the service is very good and friendly. Whilst waiting for three friends, the staff came to engage in naturally warm chat, something which perhaps some Sydney based cafes have forgotten or intentionally avoid.  Family groups, couples and mates can be seen inside or outside, seated beside the pavement tables, at this cafe, which neighbours the Sugar Cube along lower Crown Street in Wollongong CBD.  The location is also good for shopping, the beach is not far away and is worth considering if you are also catching a show at the WIN Entertainment Centre or a game at the WIN Stadium.

At breakfast time on a Saturday morning, initially I could not decide on a breakfast stack, an Eggs Benedict and a Mediterranean omelette.  There is a choice of modern Aussie with bacon, beef burgers and toasts and Mediterranean influenced flavours with ingredients like chorizo, fetta and pitta breads.  I have not tried the dinners here - there is a restaurant  upstairs.


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