Surry Hills is the epicentre of the Sydney Cafe scene. If you are looking for a cafe in this area, you are spoilt for choice. We will let you in on a little tip, there is an awesome new Cafe in Surry Hills, which you must visit. Get the jump on this place before it gets too popular. The cafe is called Meet Mica. Owned and run by the lovely Mica who has teamed up with chef Lee, having learnt at Cordon Bleu school and mastered his technique at Tetsuya’s. Lee is bringing his technique to provide a refined breakfast, brunch and lunch menu.
The food here is beatifully presented with the chef’s fine dining experience on display. The menu is Brunchcentric and could go either way toward breakfast or lunch. Not only pretty, the food is absolutely delicious.
A standout was the Matcha French Lava Toast. Matcha dishes have been on trend for a while now and we put this at the top of the list. The condensed milk syrup served with this dish was very impressive, silky and viscose, it was like we were pouring it in slow motion, just amazing! As we cut into the lava toast and the gooey matcha filling oozed out. This dish is decadent, not overly sweet and coated with the caramelised sugar which gives a nice smokey flavour. This dish is a must order.
Another quality breakfast option was the porridge, not your standard porridge. A beautifully presented bowl with plenty of technique on display through the use of a banana custard and coconut foam. Also utilising one of of our favourite Japanese flavours, the citrus flavour of the yuzu and topped with almonds. I’ll certainly be going back for this.
If you are visiting a little later in the morning, another item high on the list has to be the lobstser congee. This dish was very inviting and a perfect winter warmer. An extravagant dish, with lobster slow cooked in rice congee. Topped with sliced lobster tail and a slow cooked egg, just droolworthy. Delicately flavoured with green shallot, ginger and katsuoboshi crush(bonito flakes).
Meet Mica is a great new addition to the Syney cafè scene, it has a cool set up, an amazing menu and good coffee. Ticking all of the boxes, this is a must visit cafè. It is hands down one of the best we’ve been to.