She Loves You
She Loves You is humble, warm and doesn’t rely on gimmicks to prove it’s cool – which, of course, it is. It’s intimate; the kind of place you could sit for hours and really (properly) catch up with mates.
This super low-key spot is helmed by a star of Sydney’s wine scene. Part-owner Sophie Otton is a legendary sommelier and wine consultant—you'll also catch her pouring deliciousness into your glass at Potts Point institution, Billy Kwong. Prior to that, she decked out award-winning wine lists at Rockpool Bar and Grill.
Simply put, you're in for a real treat if Sophie Otton has picked your wine.
At She Loves You, the menu is short. There are three whites, three reds, a sparkling and a rose.
The list changes roughly every few weeks, depending on what’s available. The wines are chosen with a few key things in mind: taste (obviously), price (the wines sit around $12 and $15 per glass), and process (all the wines are low or non-interventionist).
Beyond that, there’s a range of whiskeys, beers and ciders, a few craft-style soft drinks and a cocktail list that’ll crush your midweek blues and lift your spirits. The running theme here is that each unique cocktail showcases a native ingredient, including pepper leaf, desert lime and Davidson Plum.
She Loves You doesn’t serve food, but it’s a rare gem that allows you to purchase and bring in a meal from the surrounding restaurants. Fancy a cheese plate, for instance? Bring one in from Nonna Gio’s next door. The Pastizzi Café is literally across the street.
Image credit: Rebecka Davidsson.