Bootsdarling, Surry Hills

What do you do if you are awake early on  Sunday morning? I start browsing the interwebs for new cafes or yummy places to check out. Bootsdarling came up as an option and deal was close when I found out that it is within short walking distance.

I love the quirkiness of this small cafe with lots of dark wood, knick knacks and hipsters in the kitchen and behind the coffee machine.


Coffee is from Bailey Coffee in Melbourne. Mister and I are pretty happy with the coffee. If you like tea, their tea is from Mayde Tea and there is even house-made hibiscus and lemon myrtle ice tea on order. Yummy!

bootsdarling coffee

Bootsdarling serves all day breakfast. Mister order the smoked haddock (kedgeree) omelet with raita ($16). I only had a taste of the smoked haddock. No sign of smokiness or hint of curry flavour. He was not a fan.

smoked haddock

I order the slow cooked pork hash with poached egg and dijon on the side ($18). Potato lovers will fall head over heels with this dish. The seasoning was inconsistent so some bits were a touch too salty. Overall, it is still a recommended dish to try out.

slow cooked pork and hash

Bootsdarling has an interesting menu. I will be back to try the chorizo jam with thyme honey and toast as well as the lunch menu that starts at 11.30am. There is something for everyone that includes the vegetarian and vegans. Kitchen closes at 3pm.

Bootsdarling, Surry Hills
Address: 333 South Dowling Street, Darlinghurst
Opening hours: Mon to Sat 6:30 am – 4:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


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