Things are definitely looking bright on the local dining and café scene with a number of new openings in 2020. Have your cameras at the ready because the food and fit-outs at these eateries look amazing!
Greenhouse Asian Salads, North Sydney
They’ve already won a legion of admirers at their Lane Cove outpost, proving that you can win friends with salads. The latest store opened in early March and is brimming with the fresh produce and innovative salads that they are well-known for. Greenhouse Asian Salads is the brainchild of owners Josef and Lanna. With Lanna’s interest in clean and healthy eating, she created salads for staff when working as a chef alongside Josef at Kirribilli Woodfire Kitchen. They were such a success that a new business idea was born for the duo and they opened Greenhouse Asian Salads in Lane Cove and have now followed it up with the North Sydney opening. If you are looking for healthy and delicious choice to add to your lunchtime roster, Greenhouse Asian Salads is likely to become a firm favourite.
2/80 Mount Street, North Sydney
Henrys, Neutral Bay
Entering into the already bustling hub in Neutral Bay’s Grosvenor Street, Henrys is serving contemporary food and tantalising cocktails. Crossing over the bridge from Cronulla and hitting the north shore last month, the sharing menu has tastes of Asia colliding with South America. You can also just indulge in one of the many delicious cocktails in the laid-back surroundings, which echo the décor in their South Sydney counterpart.
Shop 2, 19-25 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay
Miller’s Kitchen, Cammeray
Not so much a new opening as a re-brand, Miller’s Kitchen is now the name of the popular dining spot that was Wild Sage in Cammeray. Still under the same team, the name change brings with it a refreshed menu that includes their well-loved breakfast items until 3pm – think highly-Instagrammable French toast served on beautiful crockery, or a stack of kale and corn fritters. Service runs from breakfast to a late lunch, and they have an extensive dinner menu. There’s a great kids’ menu available from Wednesday until Sunday, and they also do functions.
Shop 17-18, 450 Miller Street, Cammeray
Gram Café and Pancakes, Chatswood
In Chatswood, this Japanese sensation has been seeing queues out of the door since their recent opening. It’s the home of the soufflé pancake, and lucky for us the first Australian outpost is right here on our doorstep. Apparently controls are so tight in Japan that customers are only allowed one serve of pancakes per day! There are a few different versions of the pillowy fluffy treats, as well as a selection of smoothies and parfaits. It’s a great spot for dessert, and the interiors are stunning.
Shop 67, Chatswood Interchange
Cadenza Floral Café, North Sydney
Having opened in early 2020, this North Sydney café is pretty as a picture. The venue is decked out in vibrant teal and pastel pink, and features a huge floral wall. Aside from the dreamy fit-out, the menu is proving a hit with its Korean/Australian fusion offerings. There are sweet classics such as waffles and French toast, and more traditional Korean dishes including bulgogi bowls. If you are looking to brighten things up after a morning of meetings in North Sydney, then Cadenza Floral Café could be the perfect antidote.
2a/211 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
Story: Lucie Rolls
Main Image: Cadenza Floral Café