We had heard mixed reviews about breakfast at Roma Bar but after we heard that they do thick cut ham on their eggs benedict, we had to give it a try. From the outside, the place looks like it might be a bit daggy and run down but surprise, surprise, it was actually quite trendy.
They had an outside eating area with tables that overlooked the street, as well as a big bench made of polished wood that had been roughly cut. It was bright and spacious inside the café, with another gorgeous wooden table surrounded by stools. The chick behind the counter was exceptionally friendly and energetic. We ordered two coffees and two eggs benedicts, and took our number to a table outside.
Before long, our coffee arrived. Dave’s macchiato was cascading and had clear layers of froth, milk and dark coffee. Juz’s latte looked nice and strong, and the soy milk was frothed really well. Both were deliciously smooth without any bitter or burnt taste. Considering that we didn’t specifically ask for strong coffee but we got it anyway, we knew we were at a quality establishment.
Our breakfast arrived shortly afterwards. Two muffins topped with wilted spinach, ham cut straight off the bone and poached egg with a dishlette of hollandaise on the side. This was unusual, and after we tasted the hollandaise, we understood why. The sauce was really thick and packed with a super tangy punch, so the side serve gives the diner an opportunity to add tang to taste. We loved the tang and the dishlettes were empty at the end of our meal.
We really enjoyed our breakfast at Roma Bar. The staff were super friendly, the coffee was magnificent and the thick ham on the eggs benedict is a great way to stand out from the crowd. We will definitely go back again, perhaps to try the Indian breakfast of dahl, yoghurt and roti, or the flamenco breakfast.
9-11 Cavanagh Street, Darwin
Phone: (08) 8981 6729