A beautiful, modern space with high ceilings and swedish-style furniture, Bawa opens itself up to light, love and good food. The atmosphere is relaxed and staff are welcoming, and once you get your hands on the menu, you know why this brunch venue is filled with happy faces and happy stomachs.
Hot Choc ($5.0) was on the bitter side, but a smooth blend made it a good start to the day.
The free range Panko Chicken Schnitzel, Celeriac Slaw, Pickled Apples ($18.0) was a nice dish, but the chicken schnitzel was quite dry and thin. The slaw went well with the pickled apple, but overall I wouldn’t choose this dish.
The star of the day was DEFINITELY the Potato Roesti, Slow Braised Pork, Poached Eggs, Herb Hollandaise ($18.0). Where do I even start. The crispy roesti was perfectly prepared, tasty with a crunchy outside, but not fried to a crisp. The herb hollandaise was subtle but brought the pork to life. And of course, the poached eggs were on point. Loved this dish, and a really entertaining addition were the freeze dried apples. Pointless, but cute.
The Ricotta Fritters, Lavender Custard, Strawberry, Pecan Praline ($18.0) weren’t the best I’ve had. The fritters were quite thick and not the best on it’s own, but with the poached strawberries and praline, it was a good treat.
TL;DR Go for the Roesti. Hells yes.