Chez Sun is an amazing patisserie! It is also much more that just a master of fine cakes. It is also a great place to enjoy a coffee and meal for breakfast, brunch and even dinner Thursdays – Saturdays. This two level eatery is located in Surry Hills toward the Oxford St end of Crown St. The bottom level has an open view of crown street.
Once inside, head up toward the counter where you are greeted by the friendly staff. It is here where you see the beautiful display of cakes, which are an absolute work of art.
If you are dining in, it is recommended that you head up stairs. Once on the upper level, you will find an oasis in the heart of Surry Hills. With an inviting French inspired sitting/dining area, you can sit down in a tranquil environment for hours. There are burgundy leather bench seats, a fire place, book shelf and nicely upholstered lounge chairs and marble coffee tables. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a cake accompanied by tea or coffee.
We visited on a sunny Sunday and chose to pass through the luxurious sitting/dining area and out on to the black and white mosaic tiled terrace balcony. A great spot to enjoy a coffee, juice or tea whilst pondering what was the night before and browsing the brunch menu.
The brunch menu literally had something for everyone. Plenty of breakfast and lunch options: both sweet, savoury, healthy or a hangover cure. This made for a tough decision. The hot cakes are an absolute must, the plate nicely decorated with light golden discs (hotcakes), served with a berry coulis that is not overly sweet and combines nicely with the decadent quinelle of marscapone.
A tasty savoury option is the three egg omelette with bacon, mushroom and jalapeno’s, nicely presented with the omelette wrapped around a flakey croissant topped with parmesan and hazelnut.
Be sure to save some space for the patisserie on the way out. The items on display impeccably presented to reflect real items. The white peach, filled with peach cream was very fresh and perfect for summer. The green apple was very impressive, it actually looked like a glazed granny smith. This was also light and fresh the braised diced apple and dill centre a nice flavour combination.
The were a number of items on display that will have us return for more. Chez Sun echoes quality in all that is put forward. The meals are extremely delicious and nicely presented as are the sweets. The set up of this terrace is eclectic and inviting. This is a great spot to escape, enjoy a bite to eat with your tea or coffee. The juices are really nice too!
Thanks to Ryan from Get Social for arranging the invitation and the staff at Chez sun for their hospitality.