5 Sydney Cafes a Fit Foodie Must Visit
1. Blackwood Pantry (Cronulla)
5/33 Surf Ln, Cronulla NSW 2230
I never really go to the south of Sydney so when I decided to travel almost an hour to visit this cafe, I had pretty high expectations. My friend had recommended it. So I took my friend there for a birthday brunch. My favourite has to be the slow cooked octopus and avocado on toast. Not sure if the octopus is a seasonal dish but it was cooked perfectly, with a nice texture and not overly chewy. The sweet potato bed it was served on had the perfect consistency as well. However what really blew my mind was the avocado on toast. I never order this at cafes because I never think it will exceed my expectations. However this one specifically was served with miso paste spread underneath the avocado and the combination was phenomenal! (Their chai latte is a must try too! Definitely top on my list)
2. Meet Mica (Surry Hills)
Shop5/492-500 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
A cute little asian and western fusion cafe that recently opened in the city. For those who know me, knows that I love my fusion food. With the Lobster Congee and Matcha French toast all hyped up on Instagram I decided to give it a go. I ended up ordering the Matcha French Toast and The Bowl and oh my! I loved it :D I don't have much of a sweet tooth so when I had the French Toast I was surprised by how deliciously strong the matcha flavour was and that the toast was not oily at all. The Bowl surprised me the most. Mixed in with barley, corn, chicken, mushrooms and served with a Japanese and Chinese fusion flavour. Later I found out that the young chef who designed the menu has had a range of culinary experience from Intercontinental Sydney to Tetsuya. No wonder the great diverse flavours! I am definitely going back to try the rest of the menu :D
3. Flower Child (Chatswood)
1 Anderson St, Chatswood NSW 2067
Every time I visit, there is a wait, but the wait isn’t too long and totally worth it. The first time I went, I was actually not quite hungry so I decided to try an acai bowl - I was stoked. The acai bowl is absolutely amazing! I kept going back a few more times to try their other dishes which always never failed to satisfy my pallet but nothing beats the acai bowl experience!
4. 5 Loaves 2 Fish (Chatswood)
23/455 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW 2067
A gem that really should be visited more often. They have such generous portions and quality food! My favourite has to be their bibimbap. Whaaaa?? Yes the fusion bibimbap is a must try for a fit foodie. Purple rice and barley as the base then avocado, egg, kale and a range of other goodies layered on top. The eggplant is marinated to perfection with a hint of sweetness. The dish is served with a spicy sauce which is optional to pour in. Cannot stress enough that their healthy options on the menu is a must try! Delish!
5. Mrs Ps (Burwood)
34 George St, Burwood NSW 2134
A little hidden gem tucked away on the side streets of Burwood. It is a small little local cafe with the best service! The owners are super friendly and practically knows all their regulars by name. Their menus tend to change quite a bit because it’s home recipes made with whatever is in season. Their menu is simple but the whole experience makes you want to keep coming back. Their soy chai latte I claim the best in Sydney!