Top Ryde was the port of call for breakfast over the long weekend last week. We decided to head to Kazbah as the breakfast is supposedly good, and to be honest I knew of no other breakfast places in the area. The place has seating both indoors and outdoors, due to the wind and rain we opted for inside.
Ordered our caffeine hit and some oranje juice. Waiter aslo left us with a nice big jug of water with mint leaves. Thank you very much!
The four of us each ordered our own breakfast. Isi’s choice was the Foul Medammas which has a very unappealing name. The dish was made up of chickpeas, fava beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, boiled egg, shallots and served with lebanese bread. The dish doesn’t sound like a typical breakfast item, but I assume it might be the middle eastern variety of bakes beans. The dish was a bit too generous with the salt which drowned out any other flavour…thank goodness for the jug of water.
If you havent noticed already I am very much a antipasti type of girl. I decided to have the Breakfast Mezze, which was a mixed plate of hummus, labne (yoghurt/cheese), olives, kasseri (yellow cheese), fresh tomato with a side of olive oil, dukkah and za’atar (herbs) with lebanese bread. The minute I saw that labne and za’atar were involved, I was a happy chappy. Best bit was being able to mix and match tomato and labne, olives and kasseri, hummus and za’atar, labne and olives………..you get the jist.
Jes went for the more traditional style breakfast option of scrambled eggs, tomato, spinach and haloumi.I think there was enough egg on the plate to feed about two people. At least we know they are very generous with their serving sizes.
Last but not least Ana went with the chickpea fritters, pork belly shish kebab, labne, baby spinach, roast tomato, poached egg and capsicum sauce. This is a definite first for me to see pork belly on a breakfast menu which actually went really well with the fritters. Having this for breakfast will surely keep you full for a while.
Some quick snaps of the decor at Kazbah, which is all middle eastern inspired. By the time we finished breakfast people around us were starting to order for lunch, with the meals looking equally delicious. Kazbah also offer a breakfast buffet type menu for tables over eight people ($25pp) which is a whole variety of breakfast items that are laid out on the table and everyone can pick and choose what they want. The venue fits heaps of people so if you need a large tabel booked I would definitely recommend.
There is also a Kazbah in Balmain and Darling Harbour.
Kazbah- Top Ryde
La Piazza, Top Ryde Shopping Centre
Cnr Devlin St & Blaxland Rd, Ryde, NSW, 2112
PH: 9555 7067