Finally checked out Henry Lee's Redfern on the weekend, thanks to a girlfriends suggestion. We had seen the street art on Insta' but didn't click that this was where it lived! Always a fan of Lynes & Co - this one designed by the talented Gemma O'Brien (also known as Mseaves). If you like your cafes well-hidden and designed this is the place for you. However you may want to take a cushion for the metal rung chairs if your on the bony side and have a bit of time up your sleeve.
Although the service was friendly and welcoming there was a #@:* up with our order which resulted in having to wait an hour for our food. They made-up for it with complimentary drinks and lots of nice words, but on a hot Saturday when you just want to get to the beach it was a big ask. Fortunately the food was worth the wait. Our Club Veg Paradiso - basically a vegetarian platter - which was textured and tasty. Think lots of super foods and good layout. The GF's Pork Burger was exceptionally fresh and well-put-together.
Our melon juice and The Little Marionette flat white were also up-to-scratch. By the time we left just after 1pm there was a growing line out the door. Currently up for Best New Cafe awards from all three street press magazines Broadsheet Sydney Time Out Sydney and Concrete Playground Sydney these guys are in for a busy summer!
I would love the chance to view the fireworks from this unique Sydney vantage point and share a decadent evening with a friend. Fingers crossed!