So, as I’ve mentioned in the first part of my Sydney trip post, I’ll be dividing the 9 days stories of my second visit to Sydney into three posts. I’ve posted the whole sums of the trip and you can check out some places that I visited (I linked em all to their website) in Sydney.
Now, I’ll share with you 5 other highly recommended places that got me hooked and made me wanna come back next time. The places that were not only Instagrammable but also served various scrumptious dishes and coffees and desserts that had given me a tonguegasm experience.
First up is Devon Cafe in Surry Hills. Located in one of the hippest places in Sydney, Devon was really easy to find, and was actually very near to the Central Station.
Their tagline, “Asian fusion food and coffee in a hip hangout with graffitied walls and a private courtyard,” just really says it all. My friends and I ordered three kind of dishes and just decided to share it, because their portions were undeniably big. We ordered Truffle Fries (which was probably the BEST truffle fries I ever had), Eggs Blini (salmon on a pancake), and their signature dish, Breakfast with the Sakuma’s (roasted king salmon served with potato noodle, clam and miso butter, onsen egg, furikake, enoki and chives).
We were all got so blown out by our first bite of the Breakfast with the Sakuma’s! It was beyond words delicious that we wouldn’t want the experience to end. I just had one of the best tastebuds-pampering brunch in my life.
Next up is my “must-visit-place-in-Sydney”, the Sydney Fish Market, which, as stated on their website, offers six wet fish retailers offer Australia’s biggest variety of fresh seafood. SFM also features numerous restaurants and cafés, bakery, butcher, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store and gift shop.
My friends who live in Sydney told me to just grab the seafood platter from Peters (one of the six retailers in SFM) which could be consumed by 4-6 people, and some sushi from the Sushi Bar.
You can enjoy the yummiest fresh seafood at the outdoor area.
Third up, is Mr. Crackles! So it was my last day in Sydney, woke up feeling hungry and wanting to have a good breakfast. A friend of mine mentioned this yummy pork roll in Oxford Street, so off I went.
Mr Crackles is a mini open-front shop that sells cup of pork crackles, pork belly rolls and chicken katsu rolls. Mr. Crackles’ famous for their exquisite pork belly which takes 3 days to prepare, as quoted from their website, followed by 10 hours of slow braising to create the melt in the mouth texture.
And no kidding! I ordered the Crackles Classic, and when they gave it to me, I immediately wanted to finish it off. That’s the reason why I only could take one good photo of it, because as soon I had my first bite, I just wanna stop taking photos and really treasure my pork belly rolls.
Now, after Mr. Crackles, The Grounds of Alexandria was next. The place was actually an old pie factory turned into an area of cafe, semi-outdoor restaurants, and stalls, interiorized in brick walls and an organic garden.
The Grounds served homestyle food and, as they say, the best specialty coffee in town. So what’s for late lunch? The Grounds Burger for sure, a cup of coffee (I ordered flat white), and some tartlets (I ordered a salted caramel tartlet, while my friend got a mixed fruit tartlet).
The place was super nice, you can also get a homemade donuts with choco spread inside, and fresh lemonades at the stalls around the cafe.