Like many locals wandering past its newspapered windows, we’ve been itching to pop in to this pop-up in Erskineville. Called “A Taste of Things to Come,” the team are testing local tastebuds and vibes for an upcoming rooftop space.
Fortunately, the team won’t actually be “popping down”, but expanding to the rooftops in the near future. Phew, because brunch at this new Sydney café and restaurant was damn delicious and dinner looks even better.
Like a lot of the cafes and restaurants in Erkskineville and Newtown, vegetarians (and their sympathisers) won’t miss out. The pulled mushroom bun is as as smoky and drippingly smoky as the free range bacon and egg roll, and. iIf the small pot of fries aren’t enough for you, there’s always the tater tot waffle, covered in horseradish cream and sprinkling of fresh chives to fill your grumbling belly. The house made rose and lychee soda made for a fizzy, sweet finish.
We can see how the space wouldThe space transitions well easily into the evening, with marble table tops begging to be covered in Instagram-worthy dishes, like the hare croquettes and hangar steak, which we hear are brilliant. The website has also given us glimpses of a pan- fried gnocchi with petal-like chioggia beets, and a “hang over cure of epic proportions” that somehow still manages to pull off effortless elegance. If the dishes are anything like the teasers (or brunch), this place is going to be a true winner.
The menu will please both sharers and hoarders alike, and is going to change regularly to keep things interesting. To add to the intrigue, the team are also hosting a series of creative food events, so watch this space!
Image credit: Erskine Villa