Le Monde


Ph: 02 9211 3568

83 Foveaux Street
Surry Hills, 2010 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN closed
MON 6:30am - 4:00pm
TUE 6:30am - 4:00pm
WED 6:30am - 4:00pm
THU 6:30am - 4:00pm
FRI 6:30am - 4:00pm
SAT 7:30am - 2:00pm

The Details

  • Modern Australian
Need to Know
  • Great for Dates
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take Away

The verdict

This long standing Surry Hills café is a local favourite for a reason—it’s reliably top notch for brekkie and lunch classics. With a winning menu full of favourites (which makes selecting a meal kind of difficult) and delicious coffee, Le Monde is a great choice for brunch with friends or a mid-week lunch if you’re in the area.

We love admiring the light-filled space and the high ceilings while we’re tucking into our zucchini and haloumi fritters, complete with a poached egg, of course. The real winner here is the potato rosti, which is one of the best ways to honour this tasty tasty carb. Yes, it's shatterringly-crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside, but then it's adorned with luscious smoked salmon and a perfectly poached egg. This is brunch executed at its best.

To keep you in anticipation, the menu is regularly tweaked to perfection, with specials to grab and go for a morning pick-me-up (that doesn't just consist of coffee!). The hot cakes for example are currently tinged with matcha so you can legit eat these mid-week and feel like you're doing your body a favour. Tuck in with a freshly squeezed juice or one of their sworn-by coffees for a top notch start to the day.

Image credit: Alessandro Squadrito, Federica Portentoso