We had visited Sticky Fingers in 2015, but hadn’t been back only because it had fallen off our radar. We saw a couple of foodie friends pop into the café recently and it seemed like the café had certainly stepped it up and the food looked amazing. So we decided to make a return. Changed ownership has also meant a new menu, new décor and a bunch of vibrant staff at the fore.
The café is located on a side street, Pelican street, just off Oxford St Sydney, occupying a large corner space. There’s a few tables outside if you wish to dine, or in the sun or with your puppy. Inside, there’s plenty of space, minimalist grey décor, concrete floors, hanging plants and a buzzing vibe of happy customers. As you enter the café, you also see the exposed kitchen where you can see the busy chefs at work.
The main counter has a visible window to showcase their Sonoma pastries and atop on the adjacent bench is a large La Marzocco coffee machine pumping out some good coffee using Seven Miles Beans.
Their cold drip, served with a cube of ice and dark chocolate buttons was excellent, and their flat white was made even better with their barista’s coffee art on display at it’s finest. If you’re not into coffee, don’t worry, there’s plenty of juices, smoothies, iced drinks, tea, milkshakes and if it’s an appropriate time – perhaps a beer, wine or cocktail!
The chefs are certainly outstanding, for there is not only an extensive all day breakfast menu, but a lunch menu too, with each and every dish possessing so many in house made features that we’re not sure how they manage it all! But they do, and they do it well.
We love that their meals incorporate in house made ingredients. The Summer breakfast had two poached eggs, perfectly cooked, sitting atop housemade beetroot relish, wilted spinach and Persian fetta, served on their house made grilled corn bread. The corn bread is some of the best we’ve had – lovely flavour, light and soft and certainly very filling.
Their scrambled eggs were also excellent, made with house made pesto, red chilli and 2 slices of Sonoma bread. We loved the food we had.
Their menu has so many interesting options for brekkie, their pulled beef Benedict is very popular, or a chorizo scramble to name a few. For the sweet tooths around, their ricotta hotcakes are the must order. There’s so many great dishes, you could really return time and time again.
We look forward to returning to try the lunch menu soon.
23 Pelican Street
(02) 8384 8535