With all of the new breakfast options popping up around the place, it's been a long time since we made it up to Brunswick to visit our old favourite Ray. Not much has changed in the intervening months - same laid back, slightly disorganised staff, same Middle-Eastern inspired breakfast menu and the same divine coffee.
We both decided to try something new - Cindy went with the French toast with sweet labna and maple syrup ($8 - see above). The Turkish bread makes a particularly good French toast, and the combination of labna and pistachios works nicely. It was probably a bit heavy on the maple syrup, and could have used a bit of fruit to mix things up a little. Still, at $8, this is an oustandingly good value sweet brekkie.
As much as I love the poached eggs at Ray, I decided to branch out and try the Baharat baked beans with chilli, labna and toasted pide ($8.50).
This was a rich savoury delight, heavy on the chilli and loaded up with a wide variety of beany goodness. Again, the bread was top notch, and the whole meal really hit the spot - by the end I wasn't even regretting the lack of eggs.
It's nice to see that Ray is keeping things steady - great breakfasts, amazing prices and delicious coffee. You can read about our previous trips to Ray here and here.