I once read somewhere that it would take more than a lifetime to eat your way through all the restaurants in NYC. I believe that this is almost the case for Sydney’s brunch scene… I have more screenshots of Sydney restaurants which I want to visit on my phone than I do for anything else.
With too many cafes to try, I never like to visit the same one too often. I first dined at the Rabbit Hole in Redfern a few months ago and well and truly fell down the rabbit hole. The Rabbit Hole has fast become a regular; redefining everything I thought I knew about a tea café.
Named after the place where Alice had her tea party in Alice in Wonderland, the theme elegantly flows through the cafe. The space is bright – with white walls and exposed brick with pops of yellow throughout. You’ll discover cute details; my favourites are the rose gold cutlery matching my outfit and a bunny shaped door handle.
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to drink options – dining on a warm 34-degree day – we opted for a cold tea soda. The sparkling teas are poured from a beer tap and are like a healthy fizzy drink that is oh so refreshing.
Tea Soda – black tea based with freeze-dried raspberries $7
Head chef Cristy Adrian (formally at the QVB tearooms), who is skilled at matching food to teas has just released the The Rabbits Hole’s new Autumn menu. Tea is cleverly showcased throughout the menu; I couldn’t go past ordering the honey & lemon ricotta, roasted stone fruit & lavender drizzle topped toast.
Honey & lemon ricotta, roasted stone fruit & lavender drizzle topped toast $16
Rainbow trout salad with potatoes, leaves, radish, beetroot & salsa verde $18
Autumn hasn’t quite hit Sydney and I flew out to LA today, so I decided to channel my inner festival girl vibe whilst dinning a the Rabbit Hole last week . My love for neutral tones continues. A neutral colour palette (such as tans, beige, nude, camel and blushed) is always luxe and colour palette I am focusing on investing in my wardrobe at the moment.
Feel | Casual weekend crowd after a long brunch with friends
Type | Casual brunch cafe
Table Pick | Front room along wooden ledge
Average PP | $30
Getting There | Parking in or train to Redfern
Applaud | Honey & lemon ricotta, roasted stone fruit & lavender drizzle topped toast
Photographer | Wesley Tan