With a series of new cafes and restaurants opening up this year, Gordon is fast becoming a hot spot for north shore foodies.
Sydney Observer has rounded up some of Gordon’s best old and new cafes and restaurants for our readers to enjoy.
Pottery Green Bakers
4 St Johns Ave, Gordon
Don’t quite have the time to hop on a plane and jet off to France? No worries, Pottery Green Bakers has got you covered. This quaint cafe is filled with mouth-watering French goodies with an Aussie twist. On the savoury side of the menu winners include the eggs benedict baguette or the Provencal plate, both served with crusty bread. Meanwhile sweet tooths won’t know where to begin when they see the selection of eclairs and petit fours. It’s definitely worth a visit, or two…or three.
1 Moree St, Gordon
Somewhat of an institution now in Gordon, Little Gem is quite hard to find, unless you know what you’re looking for. Tucked away in the back of Gordon, Little Gem provides diners with a more budget friendly option. On the menu you’ll find a big breakfast for just $9.90 or eggs on toast for $6.90 – prices that are almost unheard of in Sydney. While you won’t find alternative chia seed puddings and quinoa porridge here, its cosy atmosphere, great coffee and low prices make it well worth a visit.
Tea Monkey Longue
9-11 St Johns Ave, Gordon
The recently opened Tea Monkey Lounge brings a new concept to Gordon. In the day it acts as a quirky teashop – the ideal venue for a cake and a cuppa or a more sophisticated high tea. However on Friday and Saturday nights it moonlights as a BYO bar come restaurant. It’s strictly BYO, and tables have to be booked for set sittings – however it’s an ideal place to relax with a glass of red and some light bite – try the spanish meatball or mauritian chicken.
Two Stews and a Cockatoo
Gordon GPO Building, 741 Pacific Highway, Gordon
Since opening earlier this year this tapas restaurant and bar has become a favourite among locals. Two Stews and a Cockatoo offers small, but delightful morsels of food. To ensure you leave feeling satisfied the menu recommends ordering three or four dishes between two. Start with the lamb tiramisu and caramelised figs or crab snowballs. Then for dessert indulge in banana fritters, peanut butter ice cream and salted caramel sauce.