Surry Hills has a very interesting past: poverty, crime, overpopulation, industries growing and dying over the decades. Only in recent years has Surry Hills' popularity increased; becoming the 'cool' suburb to live and eat in.
Nestled behind the well-known Essenza Italian is their new cafe, Rogue Cafe. This Cafe offers a relaxed, New York-style with Italian influences, in a warm, rustic courtyard.
Rogue Cafe behind Essenza Italian Restaurant
When you walk in the courtyard, you are greeted by friendly staff. Try to spot the cow hiding on the roof while you wait for your menu and coffee. You might even spot Head Chef Dexter with his cool Boston accent and Rogue Cafe baseball cap; he loves creating homely cafe dishes using fresh, local produce.
Cow spotting at Rogue
Rogue Cafe has traditional cafe dishes, and also offers delicious breakfast options to tempt everyone at the table. They happily cater for vegetarians, gluten-free and dietary needs, huzzah!
Meredith Feta Cheese Sandwich Gluten Free
Even if you're grabbing a coffee on the go, treat yourself to one of their baked goods: muffins, slices and biscuits, many of them are actually gluten-free and dairy-free too.
And before you leave, definitely try one of the biscottis for only 50 cents, and say ciao, until next time.
Baked goodies at the counter
Want to visit Rogue Cafe and chat with the staff as well as visiting other food venues in Surry Hills with fellow food-lovers? Then come on the next Foodi's Food Night Safari Surry Hills Tour and learn all about this wonderful area's past, present and future.
Foodi's Food Night Safari Surry Hills Tour enjoying a tasting plate at Rogue Cafe
Recommendation: Rogue Breakfast Board and their biscottis