Initially for this review, I drove to Wetherill Park Stocklands, looked around for 20minutes only to realise I had looked at the wrong address. I'm rather hopefully with directions ..
Our host Olivia provided us with menus whilst our table was being cleared - I cannot stress how packed this place was, even with such high turn over!
Because the weather's heating up, the Berry Blast (watermelon, mixed berries + orange) screamed out to us to quench our thirst. I could imagine this being an bigger hit in the summer.
Berry Blast - $7.50
So, there's been this WHOLE craze about Tim Tam, Nutella, Peanut Butter, Pretzel, Salted Caramel etc drinks in mason jars and no doubt, XS Espresso have jumped on the band wagon. They're featured on Buzzfeed as one of the places to go IMMEDIATELY for a milkshake.
I cannot resist ordering the Tim Tam & Peanut Butter Milkshake even though I know I'm going to have to hit the gym for 10 hours after having this.
Tim Tam & Peanut Butter Smoothie - $7.00
When this was brought to me, I could feel the eyes of the two tables next to me just stare at this masterpiece. Not only was the glass SMOTHERED in milk chocolate (which my mum thought was fake), but drizzled in white chocolate with crunchy tim tam + peanut butter, seriously, a liquid heart attack !
Surprisingly, it wasn't as sweet as I expected but this drink isn't for the faint hearted !
A classic item I love - Eggs Benedict. Under the ozzing holldaise sauce, layed a substantial amount of smoked salmon. The spinach helped to balance the salmon, which personally we found more salty than other smoken salmon's we've had before. Thumbs up to the perfectly poached eggs.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - $16.00
Gooey, shiny yolk mm ..
Big Breakfast - $18.00
I'm becoming more and more of a breakfast person, and thankfully XS Espresso is local - though I'll know for next time that there are bigger breakfast lovers and I so to come extra early. As for their milkshakes - whilst being amazingly-artery clogging, is a MUST GET when you're here.
If you don't have time to do a sit down brunch, they serve Campos Coffee and also serve pastries (Nutella Stuff Donuts) which was pretty much the main thing that caught my eye. They're open all day through till 10pm. I'm keen for those baked churros .. making me feel less guilty.