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I like to think I live on the edge. When rain is forecast, I go out without an umbrella. I eat things that are a bit past the use by date. I ‘forget’ to ask them to omit the cream in an iced chocolate, then feign surprise when it arrives piled high with the stuff. So, yeah, I mix things up a bit.
The same could not be said about my breakfast. The last time D and I went out for brekkie, we ordered muesli and eggs benefict. This time, we ordered muesli and eggs benedict. Excitement fail. Could this mean our relationship was going stale too? Nah, we conceded. We were awesome.
We were also at Onyx, a very cool bar/restaurant on the popular restaurant strip of Park Road. Onyx is usually known for their dinner and cocktails, and have only recently started doing breakfast. It’s probably the nicest digs on Park Road-the seating area looks down on the street below, there’s comfy couches, a gorgeous onyx bar (geddit?), and at night dim and sexy lighting. There’s not a lot of seating though, so beware if you’re there when it’s a full house-it can get a bit squishy.
The breakfast menu offers a few standard favourites as well as some surprises. There’s Poached Haddock; Pork and Guiness Sausages with French toast; and Banana Bread with Rum and Raisin Mascarpone. Gym junkies and cyclists take note, too: there’s a healthy section, with things like protein pancakes and egg white omelettes. The drinks menu also covers smoothies and fresh juices and smoothies. I’ve had Onyx’s fantastic cocktails, so I bet the juice concotions would be just as delicious.
The general ambience and surrounds of Onyx are really quite lovely. Service was also very admirable given there was only one waitress attending to a busy floor-despite the pressures, she remained friendly and calm. I shouldn’t complain about a classic recipe tasting a bit bland-but maybe if they can learn to mix things up a bit, I can too.
Bar & Restaurant
1/12 Park Road
07 3367 0547
Open seven days until late