This Social Brew Cafe Sydney Review is from our breakfast visit on a recent trip to Sydney, Australia. For the prior Australia-related posts, including Etihad First Apartment to Sydney and Qantas First Class to Melbourne, please see:
Social Brew Cafe Location
Social Brew Cafe is located at 224 Harris Street in Pyrmont, NSW. If staying at The Park Hyatt Sydney or nearby in The Rocks area, it's about a 10-15 minute drive. Pyrmont is not touristy at all, having gone through a period of decline until the early 1990s. It was then redeveloped in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and is still undergoing gentrification as new lofts and condos are constructed.
We were at Social Brew Cafe on a Tuesday morning, so thankfully we were able to get a table, although even on a weekday morning it was busy with mostly casually dressed young couples and friends, as well as a few business people grabbing breakfast before work. We were the only family there with a kid, but I'd imagine that on a weekend there would be plenty of families as well.
Social Brew Menu and Food
Social Brew's breakfast menu offers a variety of breakfast breakfasts, many with an innovative twist, such as Apple Cider Eggs Benedict with wilted spinach and crispy bacon on brioche, or Smoked Salmon & Avocado with rocket, buttermilk dressing and zatar on grilled flat bread.
The lunch menu is the one that actually features Ricotta Hot Cakes (my main motivator for coming here, since we are pancake fiends) but fortunately since both Breakfast and Lunch menus are served all day, you can order off either or both menus for either meal.
The drinks menu features a wide selection of espresso drinks, as you'd expect given Social Brew's name, but also organic tea from local Rabbit Hole Tea Bar, smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and intriguing fresh squeezed juice combinations such as watermelon, strawberries, pear and mint.
We'd heard the Social Brekkie Roll, which has fried egg, crispy bacon, aged cheddar and tomato chutney was excellent, so my husband ordered it. Since he managed to consume it all without my taking a tax bite, I'll have to take his word that it was delicious.
The Super Food Smoothie of acai, banana, apple and honey was the best smoothie I've had in a long time, and even better than the smoothies we make at home.
We weren't disappointed by the Ricotta Hotcakes with Maple-Marinated Strawberries and Pistachio Butter either–these tie with Mailino in NYC for my favorite ricotta pancakes in a restaurant.
My cappucino was a nice finale, expertly foamed with some cappuccino art.
We enjoyed Social Brew Cafe, which I've already recommended to clients with upcoming stays in Sydney. Even if you already have breakfast included as a Virtuoso or preferred partner benefit, Social Brew makes a great lunch destination. Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh, our British server was friendly and efficient, and the cafe seems to be a local favorite. Just try to visit on a weekday or be prepared for crowds on weekends.
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