With so many places to eat on Crown Street, its hard to know where to get your feed. Here are a just a few of Crown Streets best.
The menu is diverse at Four Ate Five with influences of Isreali, Mexican and Moroccan cooking, as well as plenty of classics like BLTs, BLATs, burgers and salads. Its hard to go past the French toast stuffed with banana, dulce de leche and mascarpone but healthier brekkies with boiled eggs, marinated feta, hummus and salad are just as moreish. Cheese features pretty heavily on this menu with goats cheese, ricotta, feta and mascarpone making a very welcome appearance in most dishes.
485 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9698 6485
Kawa Caf has been a favourite in Surry Hills for years. The food is fresh, the staff are friendly, and theres a quaint and homely vibe that attracts regulars time and time again.
All day breakfasts are wholesome and hearty with a good mix of old school classics (steamy porridge with banana, cream and brown sugar) and healthier choices (the breakfast salad with a pile of mixed greens, quinoa, buckwheat, avocado and a poached egg). Try and nab one of the curbside tables for ultimate people watching potential.
348 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9331 6811
Shenkin Eatery is a family owned and run caf, serving incredible Isreali food, mixed with Australian and European influences. The Surry Hills caf is the fourth Shenkin to open in Sydney and its popularity is a testament to the Haikin family, whose warmth, passion and home-style Isreali meals are hard to beat. Breakfast includes banana pancakes, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict and omelettes, while the lunch menu is packed with Isreali and Middle Eastern flavours. Expect falafels, burekas, shakshuka and plenty of zaatar.
290 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9357 7495
Bills are worldwide with restaurants in London, Tokyo, Honolulu and Seoul, as well as three cafes in Sydney, which is where it all began. The man behind it all, Bill Granger, is a real foodie whos written 11 cookbooks, among many other food-related achievements, and his passion for good food is reflected in each and every Bills restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1996, Bills Surry Hills is a permanent foodie fixture on Crown Street. The ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter are probably the most adored meal at Bills, but the scrambled eggs have also made a name for themselves.
359 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9360 4762
Known for its superfood smoothies, organic fair trade coffee, gluten free treats and menu items to suit almost every dietary quirk, O Organic is a health food haven in Surry Hills. The smoothies are meals in themselves, packed with high protein, nutrient dense ingredients. The Macatac Energy Smoothie is blended with avocado, mango, silken tofu, kale, spinach, almond milk and maca. Tofu might sound like a strange smoothie ingredient, but dont knock it til you try it. The mix of silken tofu, avocado and fruit make for a super smooth and silky treat thats just the right amount of sweet and totally satisfying.
487 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010 |(02) 9319 4009