Chargrilled polenta with zucchini, spinach and napoli
Local Planet: potato cake, mushrooms, eggs (cooked to your liking), chorizo, roasted tomato and toast
I went here for lunch on a Friday with a friend, following extensive googling and researching of cafes in Newtown the night before. I picked Barmuda as it had pleasant reviews and mentions of the menu had got my tastebuds buzzing.
The cafe can be found in Australia Street, meaning that the atmosphere is relaxing, without the hustle and bustle of Newtown's infamous King Street.
It took us a while to pick what we wanted because the menu is extremely long, and we were too busy catching up. The waiter came to us on two occasions asking if we were ready, which we weren't. And when we finally decided we ended up having to wait 10 minutes before our order was taken.
On the other hand, our coffees came out promptly and was a nice blend. However, both coffees were served lukewarm, which dampened our overall perception of the coffee.
The food was a bit slow to come out, but well worth the wait being the best lunch meal I have had in a long time, with a value-for-money portion. I ordered the Local Planet but with chorizo instead of baked beans, and the waitstaff happily accommodated my request. The chorizo, potato cake and mushrooms were perfectly seasoned and bursting with flavour. The scrambled eggs were slightly cold when I got to them but the quality of the rest of the elements meant that this didn't, if not only slightly, worsened my perception of the dish.
My friend ordered the chargrilled polenta and zucchini with napoli. He told me that it was scrumptious and that he was glad he had ordered it, given his initial craving for buckwheat noodles.
So, anyone want to come with me to Barmuda in the next couple of weeks?