The Grumpy Barista, Petersham

There's definitely nothing grumpy about The Grumpy Barista. Not the barista, nor the diners. This corner cafe offers a rustic feel with its light filled interiors occupied with happy diners inside and out. I was super excited to finally crack my cronut-virginity and try these famous cronuts to see what the fuss was all about. 


We arrived at around 10am - there were plenty of street parking nearby and a rather short queue. No complaints there. We had to wait about ten minutes before a seat was vacant for us, which gave us plenty of time to explore their menu and specials - and most importantly admire the lovely cronuts that were displayed. There were only 5 left when we arrived, and only 2 when we were ready to order. So the most obvious thing to do was to get the last one.

Display of their sweet pastries 

Selection of freshness 

Mustache everythang

Honey and pistachio cronut

The cronut of the day was pistachio and honey with custard fillings. I found this cronut to the perfect balance of sweetness and fatty goodness. The exterior was light and crisp with the interior being delicately fluffy. It wasn't too oily nor was it too dry. And there was a generous slather of custard filling. Yum. I loved every single bite of it! I will definitely come back for more flavours.


Juice of the day - some healthy concoction which consisted of orange, ginger, lime...

Mr Mustache Bunny 

The breakfast board

Po ordered the breakfast board on the specials menu which consisted of smoked salmon, lentils, eggs, avocado, bread with mozarella cheese. Nothing too special - but I guess it's healthy - which is a bonus.

Baked eggs with chorizo 

I opted for the Italian pot. Anything with chorizo or gooey eggs has my name on it. The spicy chorizo contrasted well with the tangy tomato soup. This dish certainly warmed up a cold winter's morning.

By noon, there was a huge queue - mainly diners who were looking for the cronuts. Apparently, the Grumpy Barista only stock up a certain amount of cronuts per day (30 or so)- so to avoid disappointment, it's best to go early.

Overall, I think the winning factor at the Grumpy Barista was most definitely their cronuts. I will definitely go there again just to try the different flavours. - Fingers crossed for nutella -

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