Nook Urban Fresh Bar, otherwise known as Nook, is a busy and bustling breakfast and lunch spot right opposite Wynyard Station. Its location is perfect for convenience. There is inside and outdoor seating. I feel outdoor seating is not the most pleasant because it’s on a busy street but I do love eating out in the fresh air plus they have cute sunflowers on some of the tables.
Nook Clarence St
83 Clarence St, Sydney NSW 2000
I ended up ordering a takeaway. I ordered off Ritual which is a really handy app when I’m ordering takeaway and I’m working in the city centre. They often promote restaurants doing discounts. Points are earned from orders made through the app which can be redeemed for free meals. It also allows me to try a range of different restaurants that I may have not tried otherwise.
It reminds me of other apps such as UberEats, MenuLog or DoorDash but you’re not paying for delivery as you’re picking it up. The prices on the Ritual app will be the same as if you purchase in store. I highly recommend it! I ended up getting my order at Nook for 50% off! Not even sponsored but with Ritual I was able to find that out and give it a try.
I ordered a cappuccino and a bacon & egg panini. The bacon & egg panini consisted of crispy bacon, fried eggs, rocket, tomato relish and aioli. The eggs were nicely cooked and perfectly runny. This tasted delicious and unlike my experience with Cross Eatery [which you can read here], this panini was packed full of flavour. The roll was slightly more expensive than similarly priced places. At $9.50 but this panini was really big so I think it was decently priced.
Their coffee is a bit more expensive than expected at $3.80 for a regular coffee. I’ve used to paying $3.50 in Sydney. If you’re lucky, you can find places that are as low as $3. $3.80 is steep and I don’t think the quality was up there. I ordered a cappuccino and honestly, it kind of didn’t taste like a cappuccino so that was disappointing.
It did take quite a while for my order. It took about 10-15 minutes for my coffee and roll. Nook gets very busy in the morning as everyone is getting their morning coffee. However, this was still more time than I would like to wait for. I’ve noticed after reading other reviews, that slow service is a common theme that resonates with eaters. If you’re sitting down and eating a meal with a friend it wouldn’t be such a problem but I would assume most people are commuters like me who work in office buildings nearby and want a quick takeaway.
Would probably not order if you’re in a rush.