This little coffee shop / sandwich bar is amazing. Scouts Honour. It’s been on our must visit list for a long while now and I’m not sure why it’s taken this long to visit. Anyway, we finally took an empty weekend to head to Redfern with a friend for lunch.
Located on George St in a side street off Regent St, the store looks inconspicuous from the front with a graffiti roller door and coffee bench on the store frontage. Order at the counter and take a seat up the back of the shop.
Decorated with white tiles and hanging ferns, it’s very casual. At the back of the cafe is a long bench table with metal chairs, a high bench suitable for four diners and a few seats close to the kitchen action. There’s not a heap of indoor space, so be prepared to wait if it’s busy. But it is worth it.
Food wise, there’s all day breakfast and some lunch options that rotate. The menu seasonally changes depending on what ingredients are around, and whilst it sounds simple with sandwiches, salads and a few sweet treats, you’ll realise that it’s a lot more unique than the run of the mill cafes you find these days.
We can thoroughly recommend the ‘chicken and chips sandwich’. On a soft delicious rye bread with a lemon mayo poached chicken, alfalfa, kale, shredded carrot, fresh mint, hummus and pepitas as well as some potato crisps. This is by far one of our favourite sandwiches this year. The bread is phenomenal. It was so big, even Kurt struggled to finish it.
Our friend enjoyed a veggie toasted sandwich, which he added chicken to. Otherwise it would be just as good in its original form with roasted mushrooms, chargrilled capsicum, roasted broccoli, whipped feta, provolone, spinach and basil pesto.
Whilst I had initially planned to order a lunch item, I was taken by the breakfast plate with all my favourite things on a plate; poached eggs, feta, greens, Truss tomatoes, Scouts pickles, herbs, seeds, nuts and lemon. It is served with white sourdough. You can add any extras, to which I chose some leg ham. This was a lovely and light choice that I absolutely enjoyed.
Scouts Honour has extremely reasonable prices at $11-13 for each dish we ordered.
They do a good coffee too, using Five Senses beans, we had a latte and a mocha. Plenty of tea, milkshakes and fresh juices too.
Staff are friendly and efficient, remember to order at the counter if eating in and the food is delivered to the table.
Make sure you pay this place a visit and you won’t go wrong with a sandwich here.
118 George St Redfern