With the first week of good food month upon us the best way to celebrate this weekend is with food, of course! This list of Sydney’s best cafes and restaurants could have you soaking up the Saturday morning sunshine at The Greens North Sydney for brekkie and a yoga sesh, or attempting to rid yourself of that hangover with some organic fare at Henley's Wholefoods in Double Bay. Either way, there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy!
If you’re after a good wine and dine this weekend, look no further than Nomad, the perfect cool and casual setting to gather with friends or even a special someone over a mouthwateringly delicious meal. Nestled in the backstreets of Surry Hills, this gastronomic gem offers main meals or caters for those who love to share, with a tasty selection of meze style small plates so you can try a little bit of everything.
There’s something about lunching at The Greens that’s a little bit 1920s garden party—you never know Mr. Gatsby might just show up for afternoon tea. We already love this lush, summertime, pims-in-the-sun watering hole but now we love it even more because they’re holding yoga sessions alongside brekkie. So if you’d love to get your downwaard-facing-dog-on, we suggest you head on down. Your post-workout eggs, avocado and bacon will be waiting for you when you finish.
Chester White is a tiny Potts Point restaurant that has an abundance of smoked, spiced, preserved, pickled and cured things. You won’t find burgers or thickshakes here, but you will find capocollo, fennel garlic salami and truffles! Chester White also do tasty pastas, meaty mains, and offer a fantastic wine selection to top your meal off.
If digging into some cured meats this weekend sounds like your thing, head down to Potts Point for some deliciousness.
The Rabbit Hole
This is Sydney’s first organic tea bar. And no, it’s not your ordinary cuppa here at The Rabbit Hole. Expect unusual flavours (including real, yes real, pineapple) and all sorts of blends of herbs and spices. To accompany your tea, a tea-infused food menu is also available including matcha granola and tea marbled egg with kim chi. It’s time to pay this new Redfern café a visit!
Sydney’s favourite organic wholefoods café is making a move to Double Bay because, well, we just can’t enough of those almond meal maca hotcakes, topped with caramelised banana, choc nut crumble and with a generous helping of coconut yoghurt. The menu is just so delicious at Henley’s that you wouldn’t think everything on it is good for you as well. So whether you need to detox, hit the right macros or just crave some good wholesome food, make a beeline for Double Bay this weekend.
It’s hard to believe that this wide-open atrium-style café and restaurant was once a site used to burn up industrial waste. Unique architecture, metal fixtures, industrial elements, and polished concrete flooring make for a very cool, tranquil and ambient dining experience. This combined with a delicious menu, outdoor seating (including picnic blankets!) and The Incinerator ticks all the boxes. Pop in this Saturday for Sunday for a hearty lunch or breakfast. Oh, and don’t miss the chunky fries with aioli—they’re delish!
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