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Mad Spuds Cafe, Surry Hills

I’ve been meaning to post this for the longest time, but life – ugh, it just gets in the way sometimes…

I know that there are some spuds eateries in food courts and whatnot, but I haven’t heard of a cafe dedicated to the gloriousness of potatoes. So when I first learnt about Mad Spuds Cafe, I almost exploded with excitement.

My first time there had me equal parts excited and anxious (what if it’s not as good as it’s suppose to be? I didn’t know if I could deal with the let-down)… then purely devastated when I found out that I had freaking forgotten to pack my camera. Like, whaaaaaat. I don’t even know how that’s even possible. The second time, I ran out of batteries; I just wanted to cry at that point.

At least the food was as deliciously fantastic.

I don’t know if you’ve realised by now that I am fanatical about potatoes. So… caveat! I may be totally biased in this review haha.

Wagyu Burger

Wagyu Burger

This post is so old, this wagyu burger isn’t on their menu any more. From memory, F said although the patty was a little dry, all the right flavours were there.

Crispy Potato & Ham Croquette ($16)

Crispy Potato & Ham Croquette ($16)

This was the special back then and consisted of poached eggs, salsa verde, Christmas relish and chorizo (yes this is how long it’s taken me to post about Mad Spuds).

F was supremely hungover, but said that it was “so freaking good”! I didn’t doubt it. It looked pretty epic.

Chilli Con Carne ($15)

Chilli Con Carne ($15)

D ordered the Chilli Con Carne and she quite liked it, though commented that it was a bit too big / too much potato for her. (“There’s no such thing as too much potato,” I told her, as I ate the rest of her potatoes).

Little Piggy ($15)

Little Piggy ($15)

The Little Piggy is probably one of my favourite spud dishes here. Then again, what’s not to love about crispy bacon strips, feta, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese, all topped off with sour cream?

I kid you not, each spoonful was absolutely full of awesome.

Inside Mad Spuds

Inside Mad Spuds

Mad Spuds, being a cafe in Surry Hills, is quite cozy and decorated with some pretty cool artwork / postcards. I adore their chilled atmosphere and the service is attentive, but not pushy – which is always nice.

Not only do Mad Spuds do kick-ass potatoes, they also do a mean iced coffee.

So, all in all, if you haven’t been to Mad Spuds yet, make a brunch date… Soon.

Mad Spuds Cafe
479 Crown St
Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, 2010
Ph: (02) 9698 8108

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  1. Mmmm, another potato lover! I definitely don’t think there’s enough love for the humble spud…after all, what beats a good bowl of herbed and spiced wedges? NOTHING!

    • It’s honestly one of the perfect places for brunch with friends (so you can try more things! hehe)

  2. aberbrawler says

    nothing cures a hangover better than some starchy carb goodness

  3. ive had this on my list forever but working just outside of the city makes it hard to get to these places! grr! i love the look of miss piggy, sounds like my type of spuds. and there is no such thing as too much potato!

    • It’s worth the trek (and the search for parking)! Hehe…

      You should also try the salmon and fetta – my friend had that on the day I forgot my camera and it was fantastic!

  4. Love potatoes as a bit of an indulgence after being good for a week or so, I think the little piggy might be just the thing for a sunday treat.

  5. A bit too big if you don’t eat bigger meals just like “Chilli Con Carne “. For me, it doesn’t matter as long as the food is delicious..!:D

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