Hoochie Mamma café has an interesting name. The urban dictionary states a Hoochie Mamma is: a female who dressed ghetto fabulous. Whilst there were none of these characters at the café, the cafe is certainly fabulous, as were the staff. Sparky was our waiter, he was instantly charismatic and provided plenty of flair. He totally made our visit, being extremely accommodating and providing humor to our morning visit.
Hoochie Mamma is in close vicinity to the Sydney University Colleges, as well as RPA hospital on Missenden Road, just off King Street Newtown. The cafe really caters to everyone. It also has children’s seats and toys and therefore suitable to families too. The space is huge, and comfortable with a good amount of outdoor seating and heaters to provide you warmth in the cold.
Hoochie Mamma is licensed venue and has you covered if you are after something more than a coffee. They do a good coffee, by little marionette, as well as a range of other drinks including, tea, juice, thick shakes and some great smoothies. A favourite was the chunky munky, a tasty choc banana smoothie with chia and honey.
The menu is as diverse as the crowd in the area, with something for everyone, whether it be breakfast or lunch. Visiting for breakfast, it was hard to go past the special of the day, the poached eggs – with marinated feta, rocket served on sourdough, a healthy yet flavoursome start to the day.
For something at the other end of the spectrum,we decided upon something sweet, the pancakes. These were light and fluffy, a homecooked rustic style pancake, nicely presented with honeycomb butter, orange rind, a strawberry on top and a side of maple syrup. These pancakes were delicious and there is something very satisfying about drizzling maple syrup over a stack of pancakes, it may be a sense of nostalgia or conjured from childhood memories.