Feeling like you’re in a Sydney café and restaurant rut? Get out of this rut at these delicious hot spots! We’ve got old favourites and new kids on the block, all guaranteed to satisfy your bellies.
A hub for Sydney’s fashion district, Jackie’s puts coffee and food on the catwalk, and boy can it walk the walk! Home to some of Sydney’s best coffee, Jackie’s also serves up classic breakfasts like bircher muesli with banana, apple and blueberry compote, and also fresh lunches (their sushi options are a safe bet) of tuna and white fish sashimi salad. A beautiful place to eat beautiful dishes, you’ll definitely be coming backie to Jackie’s.
Skip your usual ice creamery and give these Turkish dessert-masters a go. Sydney is going cray for Hakiki’s chewy,melty, laffy, taffy ice cream, in an array of flavours such as pistachio, sour cherry and (of course!) Turkish delight. Hand-churned with orchid root flour, this is a mouth feel experience that will intrigue even the most indifferent ice-creamist.
Calm your mind and fill your tummy after a busy week earning your keep at this seaside Mosman café. Watch the ferries ferry as you absorb the warmth of the sun (or a heater) and have your pick of a hearty menu. Be at one with nature as you consume organic Nicola potatoes in the potato rosti with jamon, free-range eggs, wilted spinach, and spicy eggplant kasaundi relish. Ah, the serenity.
100% vegan and 100% wholesome, Bodhi is a picturesque restaurant hotspot for vegans, carnivores and Instagrammers alike. Immerse yourself in its fairy-light illuminated nature-scape as you lunch on yum cha or dine on the crispy-tender perfection of their san choy bow. If ‘meat’ (emphasis on inverted commas) is your thing, Bodhi offers peking ‘duck’ with bbq sauce, cucumber, and pancakes.
With one of the best views in Sydney, Chapter One Coffee and Wine Room is the perfect corner to devour some earthy and rich cheese and charcuterie (foodie for ‘cold cooked meats’). Cuddle under the bare light bulbs with a friend or two in Chapter One’s cosy Coffee and Wine Room—it’s one of the best in Bondi.
At the heart of Parramatta’s gentrification lies this little café, a stone’s throw away from Parramatta station. A converted home, with edgy graffiti art, this café serves their very own signature specialty coffee, generous breakfasts and warm smiles, whether the weather is sunny or not. Poached free-range ottoman eggs with crumbed eggplant, garlic labneh, burnt chilli and sage butters on sourdough exemplifies the innovative cultural fusion that this part of Sydney is all about. See you at Circa!
Image credit: Zo Zhou at Harryfields