The Sydney vegan train keeps on choo-choo-chooing its way around Sydney. Alfie’s Kitchen has been popping up all over town, surprising the city with it’s here-for-a-good-time-not-a-long-time appearances at Sadhana Kitchen, The Midnight Special, Mecca and Rolling Penny. Now, it’s getting serious. They’re putting a ring on it, committing to a permanent venue in Waterloo.
It’s called Paperbark, and it’ll be housed in the same Danks Street complex where Kepos & Co and Allegra Dining live. You can expect more of Alfie’s signature artfully-presented plates of delicious vegan bites made from local and native Australian ingredients. Think paperbark-cooked mushrooms with macadamia; roasted cauliflower with radicchio and finger lime; hazelnut pate with roasted beetroot.
They shine a spotlight on the best of our native ingredients, incorporate flavours of lemon myrtle in their pickles, saltbush in the grissini, wattleseed with toasted pumpkin...you get the drift. It’s creative and exciting meat-free cooking. It'll be a similar story at breakfast time, but with more Bloody Mary and toasties.
And if that’s not enough, their wine list looks divine—it features a healthy line-up of low-intervention wine producers like Momento Mori, Jauma and De Salis among others.
They’re set to open on Wednesday 20 June, and we’re a hundred per cent hungry already.
Image credit: Hellene Algie