Summer is dangerously close which means it’s time to brave the beach. For those making a last ditch effort to sculpt out a beach-ready rig we have the perfect spot to grab a protein-rich smoothie or brekkie bowl. For those throwing caution to the wind and embracing those extra inches, we have your Sunday lunch reservations sorted and a delicious new burger for you to try. So get out of the kitchen and head to these Sydney cafes and restaurants this weekend.
At Dear Delicious in Dulwich Hill you can expect deliciously innovative food, great coffee and an easy-going local vibe. Choose between their dreamy baked eggs with chipotle, black bean and chorizo, or millet linseed porridge with poached rosemary-scented prunes and coconut crunch. Dietary restrictions are well catered for with plenty of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. And don’t be scared to bring the pooch or your rugrats, the rustic outdoor space (complete with veggie garden) has plenty of space for exploring.
Opera Bar is ideal for casual weekend visits and long lunches… And for getting your cocktail on in the sun, #priorities. Soak up the ambiance of Sydney Harbour and order from their raw, charcuterie, breakfast or all day menus. At the raw bar, foodie voyeurs can watch their oysters being shucked as you order or graze on artisan meats and cheeses from the charcuterie bar. Cocktails, cheese, and views? That’ll do us!
In their (relatively) new location in Potts Point, Billy Kwong is upping the ante and opening for all-day dining on Sunday for all you long lunch lovers out there. Included on the new lunch-only menu are crispy wallaby cakes and Saskia Beer steamed pork dumplings with ginger and tamari dressing. Kylie Kwong has also teamed up with Keiran Tosolini of RivaReno Gelato to create a macadamia gelato and a plum sorbet for dessert. The Sunday lunch menu is available at the bar and as a set menu for a very reasonable $75 per person.
If you are big on the meatier things in life, The Cut Bar and Grill in The Rocks is well worth a visit if you're keen for one of the best steaks in Sydney. If you're around at lunchtime on weekdays, go in on the wagyu beef cheeseburger which is comprised of premium David Blackmore beef, truffles, pickles, gruyere, cauliflower puree, horseradish and house-made brioche bun and should be considered royalty among burgers. It also comes with a neatly stacked pile of thrice-cooked fries, because obviously once just isn’t going to cut it… See what we did there?
Yume Sushi has long been pleasing Drummoyne locals (and general lovers of damn good sushi in Sydney) with their affordable Japanese fusion menu. Yume Sushi is open for lunch and dinner on Saturday (but closed Sunday). If you don’t feel like getting out of your pyjamas Yume Sushi is available for takeaway that’s best served with a side of Netflix and a sprinkle of chill.
The guys behind the Bondi Harvest TV series (and epic hotties) Guy Turland and Mark Alston are serving up their healthy, locally sourced and seasonable food from a brick-and-mortar store. Bondi Harvest is part of The Eastern and sits on Level 1 in Bondi Junction. Be adventurous and try the savoury quinoa pancakes served with a poached egg and a salad of avocado, watercress, black pudding and balsamic pickled onions. Because who said healthy had to be boring? Not us, nope!
Image credit: Jackielyn Powell at Bondi Harvest