The Walrus café has been operating in Sydney’s CBD for while. They have recently extended their business, opening a store in the eastern suburbs in Waverley, delivering the same great service, friendly vibe and similar menu. The Walrus café brings us food drawing inspiration from across the world, using fresh and seasonal ingredients, contemporary flavours and presentation and an overall unique and high quality café experience.
The Waverley store on Albion Street is similar to the CBD in it’s design and aesthetic. It is a stunning light and bright venue in fitting with the area, using Scandi-inspired neutral tones for the interiors with clean lines, comfortable wall lined sofa seats and plenty of greenery to give it a fresh feel. Plenty of space inside and a few tables on the street to provide the puppy owner a place to pull up. The café also opens onto the street for those just after a take away coffee or snack, whether it be a vegan or gluten free bar, croissant or even a chia bowl or sandwich to go.
If you’re dining in, you’ll be in for a lovely experience. Take a seat at your choice of table, peruse the menu and you’ll note there is an extensive menu, which proves an outstanding chef is in the kitchen. The ability to prepare and produce such a variety of high quality dishes is impressive. Savory or sweet, lunch or dinner? The choice is huge. We opt for a bit of both. Our table of four love all dishes ordered with not even a crumb left on our plates at the end of service.
The Walrus omelette is a light and fluffy folded omelette, creamy inside from the double brie and truffled mushrooms, served on grilled sonoma sourdough with chimichurri on the side. It’s beautifully presented with some crispy enoki, greens and tomatoes.
The Green breakfast bowl is the perfect option for vegans and vegetarians, with a bowl of greens; peas, broccoli, kale, avocado, kale as well as pickled ginger, corn, radish, quinoa and tempeh. If you like your eggs, you can add a side to the salad as we did.
We also liked some of the sweet choices; the Matcha French toast was amazing. Thick slices of matcha brioche, topped with a yuzu marscapone, lychee, berries, matcha crumble and popping pearls. Certainly an impressive spectacle too.
I do love a cup of chai and the Walrus café have inventively used this flavour into a chai infused bircher muesli. It is absolutely delicious, served with barley, hemp seed, a slice of caramelised banana, berries and coconut yoghurt. Presented beautifully like summer on a plate.
For drinks, the range is also extensive. For the cold options; there’s Kombucha, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices, we tried the “Sunrise” with orange, pineapple, watermelon & apple, a lovely refreshing drink to complement our meal.
They also make a consistent coffee, brewed using cleanskin coffee co, a boutique roaster from Brisbane.
Do make a visit soon, as you will undoubtedly enjoy!
The Walrus Waverley
29 Albion St
Waverley NSW 2024
6:30-3:30 daily (7am weekends)