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Sur Bourke, Darlinghurst

This cute little café can be found on the other side of Bourke Street, which is on the other side of Oxford Street in Darlinghurst. I don’t usually venture out to that side often, but when I heard about this place I couldn’t help but ‘check it out’ and I am so glad that I did!

It’s a small and cozy café. I love the mis-match crockery, the beret hanging on the wall and the friendly atmosphere.

The menu is written on the blackboard which is hung on the wall and attached on mini clipboards which are placed on every single table. They serve breakfast all day, bircher, toasts, croissants and muffins, for lunch, sandwiches, soup or salad.

B started with the coffee, Toby Estate, it was strong, aromatic and wonderful.

I couldn’t go past the chai latte – something I have enjoyed the past couple of months and the chai latte (loose leaf) was excellent. I loved the chinese teapot, I felt nostalgic and remembered drinking tea with my grandma over cookies and cakes.

I knew exactly what B was going to have. I had come previously and had the fab bircher muesli ($6.00) – told her that the bircher was excellent, so she had high expectation. It didn’t disappoint, the bircher was excellent. Oats, coconut and mixed dried fruit soaked in milk and then topped with nuts and fresh-cut apple. A small shot glass of delicious creamy vanilla yogurt is served on the side. The bircher is made daily, so its fresh and excellent.

I opted for the rocket, spinach salad with parmesan, walnut and pear ($6.00) and add poached chicken for an extra $3.00, and served with a couple of slices of Sonoma bread – YUM! It was served in one of the largest bowl I have ever seen! Generous serving of large chunks of chicken, which were tender and the salad with parmesan, walnut, pear with vinaigrette dressing was fantastic. An endless pit of salad, it was exactly what I needed that day!

I love the bikes hanging on one side of the wall (whoops I have forgotten to take a photo of it!). I heard that the wooden benches and crockery rack were made by Yan’s (owner) father. Yan is uber friendly, and will take a little time out to have a chat with you which is really nice.

A little gem, drop by for a coffee or even toasted brioche with jam or even the daily muffins and immerse yourself in French Tintin Tibet comic books, or magazines or news paper. There’s really not a shortage of café in Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, this is definitely a keeper! No doubt I will be back for coffee and something sweet.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

Sur Bourke

266 Bourke street

Darlinghurst, 2010

Ph: +61 2 8084 9376

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  1. June 30, 2011 at 12:25 am

    i love coconut in my bircher! :O)

  2. June 30, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I like the colourful decor, but moreso the very affordable prices.

  3. Yan Martinez
    July 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Thank you very much for the great review and thank you for coming visiting us!
    We’re very touched!

    • July 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

      Hi Yan! love Sur Bourke.. will definitely be back for some chai latte, bircher and yummy salad 🙂

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