Sunday, November 1, 2009

Lemon @ Surry Hills

H and I had brunch at Lemon recently. It was our first time and I loved how they served each dish with a slice of lemon (per the name of the cafe). The walls were also covered with pictures of lemon and there was a petition to save the big lemon that was above the signage of the store. I guess the council won in taking the big lemon off the roof, OH&S you see..

H's Skinny Flat White ($3.30). His verdict - good coffee.

Lemon's version of Salmon Benedict ($14) - Poached eggs served on smoked salmon, wilted spinach, grilled tomato, avocado and a toasted bagel, topped with hollandaise sauce... and it came with a slice of lemon! H said the Hollandaise sauce tasted like it came from a packet and the smoked salmon rather fishy. I guess he won't be ordering this the next time round.

Mango and Orange Smoothie ($5.50) - I detected only a hint of mango and overall it was pretty sour.

I had Eggs on Toast - Scrambled ($6) w/ extra Mushrooms ($3.30) and Spanish Sausage ($3.30). I loved the mushrooms. It was cooked just right. The scrambled eggs was pretty good too; soft and milky.

393 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

(02) 9380 5242


Betty said...

how cute i love the lemon concept hehe

David Black said...


People need to know not to support LEMON TWIST!
Why? VERY BAD ATTITUDE! That's why...

Rule 1. The customer is always right!
Rule 2. If the customer is wrong, refer to rule 1.

There are plenty of places to choose from... And it doesn't have to be Lemon Twist!

It is a tough and competitive industry out there, and If I am going to spend my hard earned money having breakfast and coffee, I'm paying, so there is no reason why I should tolerate BAD ATTITUDE. I voted with my feet and walked out of Lemon Twist, and the last straw was being told by the waiter that is was me who had the bad attitude! OMG Mister.... Customers are GOLD! And customers are the reason you exist... NEWSFLASH... Customers NEVER have an attitude! And even if you think they do, they are paying and entitled to say if things are not up to scratch... if that is too much for you to handle, then you are in the wrong business! Friendly, customer focused service is KEY to survival in these difficult and competitive times. For me you have blown it completely... I will never set foot in the Lemon Twist again...

Fellow readers... please don't risk it! There are other choices :)