Okay, so most of us are already back at work and let’s just say it’s a pretty hard transition swapping day-drinking and festive feasts for our work commute and computer screens. So to let you down gently after all the holiday cheer, visit these Sydney restaurants and cafes for a little weekend treat.
Porch & Parlour
Feeling the holiday buldge? We hear ya. Start your 2016 health kick by venturing down to Bondi straight to this little gem. Porch & Parlour have been serving up bowls that are both delicious and totally ‘grammable. We’re currently loving the French toast which comes with a bounty of fruits that just scream summer.
Hello Kitty Diner
For something that’s cutesy in the best of ways, Hello Kitty Diner is where you’ll want to head. Teaming up with the burger-meisters behind Chur Burger, this Chatswood café has all your diner favourites. The burger comes atop with the iconic bow and the waffles are even shaped like the aforementioned Kitty’s head. It’s almost too adorable to eat. Almost.
Phoenix in Woollahra is not your average pub. Featuring a Mediterranean inspired menu, while it may no longer be holidays, it can still taste like it. With saganaki prawns, beef carpaccio and gyros on offer, grab a group and indulge. And I don’t know about you, but a cheeky cocktail always brings me straight back to relaxing pool-side so you best get one while you’re here too.
If you’re in need of some TLC, pho is the perfect dish for you. The heart-warming broth combined with the freshness of spring onions and mint at Pho PHD make for one magnificent hangover cure. Cheap but incredibly filling at the same time, it’s a win-win at this Marrickville restaurant.
Light and airy, The Public in Cammeray is the perfect setting for weekend relaxation. The only drawback is that the menu is so diverse, you’ll have a hard time choosing what to have. From Greek influenced plates like the spiced lamb and hummus to familiar pub classics to go with your craft beer, this restaurant caters for everyone’s taste.
When simple things are done right, they’re just undeniably amazing. Encasa Deli is a little CBD café that’s become an office lunch hotspot thanks to their delectable bocadillos (Spanish baguettes). With no less than ten fillings to choose from, whether you’re an all meat kind of guy or would prefer to go the seafood route, there’s a baguette for you. Keep an eye out for their specials, they’re always interesting and never disappoint. On the weekend, these guys are only open on Saturday so don't go making Sunday plans to head in.
Image credit: Jackielyn Powell at The Public Cammeray