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A Foodie Adventure

Let your tastebuds travel the world with the newest northside dining experiences!

Breakfast in Paris

Loulou, Milsons Point Now open for breakfast, weekends only from 8am, bookings highly recommended

Bask on the sunny terrace and treat yourself to brekkie with added je ne sais quoi. A Panier de Viennoiseries comes laden with housemade flaky croissants and pastries of joy as well as fresh baguette. The zingy salad of citrus and fennel is Spring on a plate, the Croque Loulou is butter soft brioche packed with Comté and leg ham, topped with a runny poached egg. A plate of Eggs Florentine comes stacked high with iron rich spinach and enrobed in buttery Hollandaise. There’s also a crab soufflé omelet sure to become légendaire... Add a little kick to proceedings with a Bloody Marie, inspired by Marie Antoinette herself and given extra zing with a rich and spicy roasted tomato juice.

Tea break in the bush

Lowkey, North Sydney

Open Mon-Fri, 7am-2pm

Tucked in a sunny corner on Elizabeth Plaza you’ll find freshly baked brekkie goodies and lunchtime sangas with a native twist. Think fluffy brioche donuts with strawberry gum and wattleseed crème pât, vegan focaccia with Warrigal greens chimichurri, a slow cooked kangaroo reuben sandwich with lemon myrtle mustard and all the trimmings and a wattleseed chai latte... oh, and don’t forget the Davidson plum brownies... Looking for Lowkey vibes on the weekend? Head to sister café BTB Kirribilli.

Lunch with a South American touch

RAFI, North Sydney

Open Mon-Tue, 11:30am-11:30pm, Wed-Sat, 11:30am-12am

Discover sustainably sourced seafood with a South American touch at RAFI North Sydney. Executive Head Chef Matias Cilloniz comes to Sydney via Peru and is leading the kitchen at this new 300 seat eatery. Expect to mix and match small plates of seafood and veges which have been cooked to perfection over charcoal.

Aperitivo time in Rome

Bar Quattro, Waverton

Every day, 3pm-10pm

This neighbourhood gem on Bay Road will have you feeling like you’re kicking back en Italia and saying saluti to early evening Aperols, juicy olives and generous charcuterie. Looking for a more substantial slice of la dolce vita? Try g&ts and decadent Italian seafood at Fitzroy’s, the recent food offering at The Sailor Bar, Northbridge.

Experience the Greek Islands and Poland on the same dinner plate

Laurel Leaf Bistro, McMahons Pt Mon-Sat, 6.30am-3pm, Sunday, 8am-2pm, and dinner 6-8pm Mon, Tues Thurs

Set sail on a Greek odyssey that takes in the flavours of Poland. Let Anna transport your palate to new places every Thursday night with dishes such as pierogi (Polish dumplings) with sauerkraut and basil and lamb souvlakia with a borscht beet and a Greek salad. Head back on Monday for a Greek tapas night and sample the lobster lasagna. BYO, so don’t forget the Duty Free!

Modern Asian in Milsons mani, Milsons Point

Opening soon!

New modern Asian restaurant, Mani, is set to open very soon. Run by the legends behind the Sidando café just a few doors down, the new venue promises to deliver the same gold standard of food and service.

Recharge on Sunday!

Charlie & Franks, St Leonards

Mon-Fri, 6am-3pm, Sat 6am-2pm, Sun 7am-2pm

It’s been a tough journey travelling the world to sample delicious dishes, so recharge your tastebuds at this bright and airy northside fave that’s now open on Sundays. Freshen up at arrivals with a Greens Bowl packed with broccoli, baby cos, green peas, avocado, kale, parsley, mint and a lemon dressing and sip on a Recharge Smoothie of banana, oats, honey, almonds, yoghurt, almond milk and cinnamon.

This article was originally published in northsider Spring 2022.

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