Whether it’s coffee or wine that you crave with your brunch fix, this tucked-away Sydney café is fast becoming a destination. With brunch classics that are done just the way you wish your local would do them, its no wonder Laneway Café in Cammeray is always buzzing on a weekend.
Despite being squirrelled away off the main street, you’ll usually be able to spot Laneway from the loyal group of locals (plus their pooches) sunning themselves just outside the café. It’s the sort of small-space, big-heart place that instantly becomes a regular haunt.
Fortunately, if you need to wait, you can do so while working on your base tan as your house blended cuppa is lovingly prepared. You’ll also be able to make some room for the ALL-CAPS-WORTHY Good Morning Burger, which is basically a bacon and egg roll on steroids. Sporting a crunchy hash brown, avo, tomato and cheese, it’s kind of like eating a big breakfast in burger form. It’s the hangover cure of champions and runs particularly well with a glass of wine that’s shot through with Berocca on the weekends (because they know us too well).
For you sweet fiends, the honeycomb butter pancakes will make all your brunch dreams come true. I mean really, we’re drooling just reading the words honeycomb and butter in the same sentence, especially when they’re followed by maple syrup and bacon as an option.
If something more lunch-y is on the agenda, hit up the pie of the day before it sells out, but if it does, take it as a sign that you probably should be eating something healthier anyway. The soba noodle salad with seared beef and fresh herbs won’t make it feel like a compromise, nor will the haloumi salad. Any salad that starts with a cheese is a winner, especially when it comes with spears of asparagus and a refreshing hit of pink grapefruit.
Now all that’s left to do is to sit back in that sunshine and toast to a top-notch Sydney café.
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