The Inner West has become the hub of hipster cool, and one of the top neighbourhoods to find the best breakfast and lunch in Sydney. But with a wave of new openings, it takes somewhere truly special to stand out from the crowd—and there’s just something about Daisy’s.
Marked with a bright pink door, this quirky, cheerful Sydney cafe nods back to the ‘50s, with retro booth seating, a lemonade stand and kissing candies—you could very well be sharing a creaming soda with Sandy, Danny, or Rizzo.
The brainchild of duo Jess Barnes and Jake de Varine-Bohan, Daisy’s has bags of personality, that’ll make you feel like you’re a kid in a candy store. In fact, you can even fill paper bags of Redskins, Milkos, and raspberries to take home. But apart from the cuteness and nostalgia, this fun and welcoming café boasts wonderfully friendly service, a drool-worthy menu, and coffee by Marrickville locals, Double Roasters.
For breakfast, there’s scrambled eggs with pesto and Persian feta, carrot and pumpkin fritters with chive sour cream, and an ambitious breakfast burrito packed with eggs, bacon, chorizo, potato, and chili. It’s a must on your list of Sydney breakfasts to try.
Lunch at Daisy’s is equally as good and features a zesty Creole salmon salad, a burger ‘with the lot’ and a spicy pulled pork roll with slaw and mayo. Big and little kids are well catered for with hot dogs, banana pikelets, and baked bean jaffles, as well as lime spiders and strawberry milkshakes to wash it all down.
And trust us, you’ll want to leave room for dessert. The Salted Caramel Banana Split has us weak at the knees, and comes laden with all things delicious like chocolate and strawberry jam ice cream, salted caramel sauce, honeyed macadamias, and toffee brittle. You’ll also be left dreaming about The Knickerbocker Glory, heaped with jelly, peaches, vanilla bean ice cream and wafers, and finished with a cherry on top.
Drop by Sydney café, Daisy’s—we guarantee you’ll have a swinging good time.
Image credit: Tanya Lee
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