There are some fabulous new foodie adventures to be had in and around the local area. From a scrumptious bistro, to a hot new Vietnamese restaurant and a great new Mexican – plus more… We’ll keep adding to this very exciting list of new cafes and restaurants!
Laurel Leaf Bistro, McMahons Point
A hidden gem on the lower North Shore, Laurel Leaf Bistro has everything you could desire – from bacon and egg rolls, to squid ink pasta with ouzo prawns. Just a stone’s throw from Blues Point Road, it’s the perfect resting spot between a lovely Waverton and Kirribilli walk.
Chef Anna Constantine has quite a following with her low-fodmap-ready meals. She’s prepared these as a caterer for a number of years before opening Laurel Leaf Bistro in early 2021. Anna also specialises in GF modern Greek food like Beef Moussaka, Vegan Moussaka and her all-time famous Spanakopita wrapped in filo pastry. These can be ordered frozen for takeaway home-meals as well.
Laurel Leaf Bistro has a quaint, stylish neo-classical modern feel with Nordic accents, brilliant Columbian coffee, good tunes, ambiance and and a positive vibe. It’s also BYO, and make sure you keep an eye out on their Facebook page for the regular themed feasts.
Laurel Leaf Bistro
67 Union St, McMahons Point
0413 877 197
Website: please click here
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina, Mosman
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina has recently relocated to Mosman from Gladesville, where it was a firm community favourite.
“Eat & Meet is bringing fresh produce, handmade pasta and authentic Italian ingredients to Mosman!
We’re a small local restaurant with an intimate setting, passionate about creating beautiful, affordable & great Italian dishes for everyone. Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free options available.
Top up your amazing dining experience with the wine of your choice, we are BYO so you can purchase your favourite wine from the conveniently placed bottle shop just next door.”
Eat & Meet Italian Cucina
45 Spofforth Street, Mosman
04 5086 6601
Chill Vietnamese Restaurant, Crows Nest
If you’re wondering about the name of new restaurant ‘’Chill’ at Crows Nest, it has nothing to do with the food temperature. They love turning up the heat! Instead, the name comes from their desire to offer relaxation and enjoyment while dining. “That’s our main goal, to make you guys chill”.
The interior looks lovely, and there’s even a bookshelf for those who really want to relax. But what of the food? Well there’s nothing ”chill” about their passion for cooking here. Kevin, the owner, a head chef (and dad) says, “We aim to serve our customers with the same quality and authentic food as our family.” With a mission “to deliver the beauty of Vietnamese cuisine to customers,” there’s a lot of enticing dishes on the menu. Including: Crisp fried silken tofu, topped with beautiful homemade salted egg mayo and pork floss; Grilled Lemongrass Porkchop; Steamed Barramundi with sweet soy sauce, ginger & shallot, Green Papaya Salad with pork & prawn in sweet & sour dressing sauce with black sesame cracker & roasted nuts, Duck Curry, Pho and more.
Address: 52 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest
Phone: (02) 9460 8937
Website: Coming soon
Cafe Lost and Found’s addition to Miller Street will give you much to talk about. This botanically inspired café offers a greenhouse-style indoor haven where you can enjoy your woodfire roasted coffee and munch on delicious food without feeling rushed. Part of the cafe’s charm is a retail section on one side selling antiques and plants, including the option to bring along your furry friend who’ll be treated to their own little menu! And the human menu sounds wonderful too – there’s a beautiful selection of cakes and pastries, the brunch items look like words of art and lunch is all about the three ”p’s” – pizza, pasta and platters!!
Address: 223 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060
Phone: 0468 883 633
Our buzzing suburb has just welcomed a new Cali Press store — and a soon to be one-stop-shop for your daytime healthy meal needs. The store sits in the heart of North Sydney on 1 Denison Street so you can easily access it when you’re out and about. The menu features popular items like ‘The Godfather’ with ‘Pacino mylk’, espresso shot, banana, vanilla bean, cinnamon, dates, almond butter and the signature ‘Berry collagen’ smoothie with real vegan collagen. For a quick-fix meal, you can also pick up one of its hearty bowls, sandwiches or avo on toast.
Address: 1 Denison St, North Sydney NSW 2060
Named aptly for its location, The Baby Crow Cafe in Crows Nest is the latest eatery to hit town offering simple and healthy seasonal dishes to keep up with Sydney’s burgeoning demand for a healthier lifestyle. The Baby Crow’s mission is to give its customers ‘real food’ and support small and mid-sized growers who are farming sustainably. Some interesting items on the menu include fire chilli crab eggs, The Baby Crow fruit toast made with house-made grilled peach and figs, house-made sweet labneh on walnut, sausage meatball baguette and premium salmon fillet served with bechamel sauce. You can view the full menu here.
Address: 72A Willoughby Road Sydney, NSW, Australia 2065
Phone: 0410 386 485
Located in the heart of Crows Nest is El Gringo’s Tacos, a new late-night taco bar that’ll make your tummy happy, especially after a solid drinking session of frozen margaritas with your mates! Your choice of taco fillings include lobster, chicken, market fish, mushrooms, lamb shoulder and grilled steak – and we love that there are these many options. There is, of course, more stuff on the menu except for tacos like crispy pork belly bites and chargrilled octopus, but what we’re most intrigued by is their latest vegan addition, a watermelon carpaccio!
Address: 16 Falcon Street, Crows Nest Sydney, NSW, Australia 2065
Phone: 02 8959 3351