By Ekfairy on Townske – January 2017
Photography by Ekfairy
“Brunch has become a favourite past time for so many Sydney-siders to enjoy fun get-togethers with tasty food, great coffee in a lively atmosphere. Supporting this trend are the many amazing cafes spread throughout the city and I’m glad to be able to share a list of my favourites.
1. Ritual Coffee Traders
160 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge NSW 2063, Australia
This cosy café is always busy full of locals and yet the service remains top-notch. The menu features mainly raw vegan options like chia pudding, quinoa and chia porridge, bircher muesli, and acai bowls. If you happen to be there at lunch time, try their famous nourish bowl or falafel bowl because they’re quite filling. And if you’re on the move, they have pre-packed takeaways ready to go.
The coffee is awesome so definitely order one. Sourced from Gabriel Coffee, the Monte Carlos house blend contains a note of chocolate, perfect for lattes and flat whites. It’s on the north side of the harbour bridge but definitely worth crossing for.
6/187-191 High Street, Willoughby NSW 2068, Australia
Dose is a little rustic space with exposed brick walls, reclaimed wood furniture and no kitchen. Therefore, their selection of sandwiches, salads and various café staples are prepared off-premise and ready to serve. I especially love their breakfast dishes. Dose is another business venture of Sam Gabrielian, the owner of Gabriel Coffee so expect some exquisite tasting coffee. It’s quite busy with constant streams of people coming in and out but definitely worth battling the crowds for.
8. The Preview
4/51 Arthur St, Forestville NSW 2087, Australia
The Preview is a funky affair where you can find creative interpretations of traditional café staples. Slow cooked lamb served up in a bun with mint, peas and rocket known as the “Lambwich”, is definitely a highlight. The usual avocado on toast is made even better with crunchy seeds and kale. The coffee is on par with the fantastic food, featuring the versatile Monte Carlo house blend sourced from Gabriel Coffee. With great food and coffee served by friendly and attentive staff, it’s definitely worth visiting.”