Quick Brown Fox


Ph: 02 9660 6345

22 Union Street
Pyrmont, 2009 NSW
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Opening Hours

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

The Details

  • Coffee
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Take Away

A banoffee waffle

You’ll find Quick Brown Fox in a bright, breezy sandstone cottage on a quiet corner in Pyrmont—and despite its close proximity to The Star, this street seems like an historic extract from Northern England; a slither of the city that glossy harbourside developments have yet to conquer.

Led by brother and sister duo, Ben and Emily Calabro—the food and coffee game here is polished and really (really) tasty. Firing it all up in the kitchen at Quick Brown Fox is head chef Daniel Grey (ex-AALIA, The Apollo, Three Williams, Devon Cafe).

Many elements are made in-house, from pickles to house-poached salmon, ice cream and triple cooked hand-cut chips. Everything else has been kept local and considered—Highland organic eggs from Goulbourn, focaccia from Pyrmont’s Pioik bakery and dairy products from Saint David Dairy in Gippsland.

There is something for every mood you’re in. Brekky, which runs from 7am - 11.45am, features a soul-warming Koshihikari rice congee with chilli fried egg, enoki mushrooms, chunks of maple-glazed bacon, grilled cabbage and chilli relish is all kinds of umami deliciousness. 

These days, the banoffee waffle that made the cafe famous comes served with caramelised banana, golden syrup ice cream, and dulce de leche foam. 

At lunch there are burgers—specifically a grass-fed cheeseburger and quinoa fried chicken burger, both served with the aforementioned triple-cooked chips. There are also share-style snacks alongside the cafe's beloved buffalo ricotta gnudi and new dishes like pan-fried snapper with spinach and kombu ponzu.

Sydney’s OG coffee heroes Single O are on beans here, so the coffee is finessed, smooth and storied (we highly recommend trying the batch brew, served with a shot of sparkling water to balance your palate, of course). If you’re not after a caffeine hit, Quick Brown Fox has a big list of Tea Craft teas on offer, fresh juices and organic kombucha.

Meanwhile, the cocktail menu features spritz and classics like a Peach Bellini, Southside, and a Tommy's Margarita. 

Image credit: Quick Brown Fox

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