Surry Hills is the melting pot of brunch culture. Sydney has been very dull and rainy in recent weeks. However, a warm coffee and breakfast is never a bad thing – even in the rain. I’ve wanted to check out Single O Surry Hills because of how popular it was. The cafe is only a 5 minute walk from Central Station making it a pretty accessible journey. It reminds me a bit of those hipster Melbourne cafes with its buzzing energy yet hole in the wall location.
Despite the cold and wet weather, the cafe was packed and hustling and bustling with numerous of takeaway coffee orders. Expect a moderate wait for a table on the weekend if you’re in a group larger than 2.
I ordered the following:
Annato Pork Toastie
Smoked tomato & tomatillo salsa, oaxaca, gundillas w/ rocket & fennel salad
with a flat white on the side.
At $20, it is quite pricey for a sandwich but the flavours of the pork with the salsa are amazing. The oxaca cheese is so delicious and has a texture similar to mozzarella. The salad has a tart taste to it but it is a really nice balance to the toastie. Definitely a great choice if you are really hungry. The coffee was $4 which is expensive but expected in this current brunch climate.
Single O is known for its single origin coffee. They offer a tasting selection of some of their filter coffee which is a great option if you want to explore or are a coffee connoisseur.
Overall, this is a quaint, little hole in the wall cafe to check out. It does great coffee and brunch at a moderate price. The cafe does have a 10% surcharge on weekends which is something I’m noticing is a more common practice across restaurants. Expect a longer wait on weekends but nothing out of the ordinary.
Single O Surry Hills
60-64 Reservoir Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Mon – Fri 7am – 2:30pm
Sat – Sun 7:30am – 3pm