Johnny's Window
5A/1 Kings Cross Rd
Darlinghurst, Sydney

Its no secret that we love Johnny’s window. We love it for its great location, fantastic food and of course the great personal service that just makes all the difference.

The motto here is ‘Enter as strangers and leave as friends and they mean it. Owner Johnny Karakitsos knows all his customers by name and is sure to shake your hand as he serves you your coffee.

We were very excited about visiting Johnny’s Window again and this time it was to try a few things from Johnny’s new (yet to be released) menu.

Another thing we love about Johnny’s window – interesting updates to their menu on a regular basis. We arrived on a sunny afternoon and as every other time we ordered a couple of coffees while we studied the menu.

The counts usually order a long black and a macchiato but Johnny recommended an almond milk Latte for Count N this time! Count N, who’s previous experiences with almond milk haven’t been the best, reluctantly agreed. Well, this almond milk latte was fantastic! Really creamy and full of flavour without being too nutty. The Secret? Well according to Johnny, it’s the temperature of the almond milk. Make it too hot and the almond milk will burn and taste oily but keep it under 55 degrees and the almond milk retains its flavour. Great tip!

We started with a beautiful chicken Caesar wrap served with a couscous salad. The wrap was fresh, generously filled with succulent chicken pieces and lots of crispy bacon. A surprising but welcome addition was the spinach, adding lots of texture. No soggy lettuce leaves here. We also loved the freshly grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled everywhere through the wrap. It really added vintage bite.

The side salad was just as delicious. The cous cous was really fluffy and was mixed with chorizo and chickpeas. The dressing was a red wine vinaigrette, a classic dressing, but this one was made with paprika and cumin which added a real spicy touch to it. We couldn’t get enough of it.

One thing we remember about this place is how well they do breakfast!

So we ordered the gooey eggs with toast soldiers as we hadn’t tried them here before.

This dish brought us back to our childhood. We loved cracking the eggs and dipping our toast into the gooey yolk just like at home with mum when we were kids.

Next we had the privilege of trying one of Johnny's new creations, a fresh addition to their menu. This smashed avocado with soft boiled egg was bursting with flavour and freshness. The avocado, mixed with feta and mint was creamy and full of flavour. The pesto toasted bread was the perfect base for the avocado mix and together with the egg created  a synergy of flavours that exploded in your mouth. We'd highly recommend this dish!

Last time we visited Johnny’s window, We fell in love with the chia pudding so yes, you guessed it, we ordered it again (along with a couple of Tella Balls for a sweet finish).

We love this chia pudding so much we can talk about it for hours - it's that good. This pudding is a high protein meal making it an excellent choice for a post workout snack. Johnny continues to make this healthy meal the same way he always has, blending the chia seeds with almond milk, coconut and blueberries the night before then adding the yoghurt fresh the following day, creating a creamy smooth pudding. Its heaven in a mason jar!

We also enjoyed the Tella Balls which these days are just as famous as pop stars. We tried a traditional Nutella one a caramel one. Both were fresh and sweet.

The counts had such a great experience at Johnny’s window again. We loved their new menu items, especially the smashed avocado and Count N hasn’t stopped talking about the chia pudding. We definitely will be back, there were other items on the menu we would like to try. Johnny's window is open 6 days a week for breakfast and lunch making it a perfect choice for your next meal.

The Counts, who review for Sir and Mlady Dine Out, dined as guests of Johnny's Window. Big thanks to it's owner - Johnny Karakitsos.

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