Sydney is my hood. I spend my weekends (and weekdays, to be fair) trying new cafes and restaurants - for meetings / hanging with my girls / date night / just getting out of my home office.
The creamiest Salted Caramel Porridge at Opera Bar
Start the day with an INCREDIBLE view of the opera house (obvs) and the harbour bridge. There's nothing like al-fresco dining to start the day with a clear head and a good dose of vitamin D. The porridge here is one of my faves. I've become a master of oats at home, but this one is totally worth the trip out - no FOMO here. Take a break from your usual avo + eggs combo - you won't be disappointed.
Porridge, pear, hazelnut, salted caramel - $16
Salads + Salmon at Chiswick
I absolutely LOVE this restaurant. It was one of the first special food memories I have when I hit Australia 8 years ago. The beautiful garden setting is unlike anything else in the city, and the food is next-level. Many of the ingredients are grown on-site, harvested that morning. The freshness is real, guys. To make the most of their home-grown garden produce, I LOVE their salads. They also know how to cook beautiful salmon to perfection, which is up there on my top 5 favourite foods list.
Take a girlfriend or S.O. and share the below:
Wood-fired pumpkin, broccolini, sunflower salad — 32
Roasted Ora King salmon, persimmon, rocket — 38
Oysters and Scallops at North Bondi Fish
What better way to cap the day with oysters and scallops, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach and watching the sun go down? With spectacular views of the beach, NBF has become the local's favourite for cocktails and delish food at golden hour. The perfect way to close the weekend before the work-week blues kick in.
Oysters, seaweed, mountain pepper mignonette - $5 each.
Grilled scallops, kombu butter (6pc) — $30
Sydneysiders, did I miss any of your favourite weekend spots? Hit me up in the comments and share your local gems!