Silly Tart Kitchen is a café and restaurant that we rate highly for its overall experience. From great food, impressive drinks, interesting entertainment options and great staff, it really is the perfect place for a catch up with friends, brunch date or even a larger celebration.
Silly Tart occupies a corner location in Kellett Street, Potts Point. Inside a heritage house, there’s a couple of dining spaces and an alfresco part / courtyard. You are drawn in from the street with their vibrant graffiti style art that pops with colour.
The interior space has an antique aesthetic feel with the décor having an old world charm to it. In the courtyard, this style continues, with some greenery to get the outdoor feel, and you’ll also notice heaters and to keep you warm in winter months.
We receive a warm welcome from all staff and find Silly Tart to be such a comfortable place to come for brunch with the friendly and vibrant nature of staff tops it off. When dining at Silly Tart, they offer an a la carte menu or a set menu (which may be a good idea if you’re dining in groups).
The menu can be described as modern Australian, and the food on offer perfectly pairs with a coffee or cocktail. Their shared menu is available Tues – Sunday for $35 per person or $70 with bottomless cocktails / mocktails and we believe this ‘bottomless brunch is extremely good value. Although the shared menu may change week to week, depending on the produce available, you will generally find an antipasto platter, corn fritter puffs, salt and vinegar potato scallops, salad, and roasted veggies to name a few. Then add a Mimosa, Popcorn Espresso Martini or a Bloody Mary or too and you’re set to dine all day. In particular, we love the Bloody Mary, for their take on this is wonderful, it has a nice smoky and spicy edge to it.
If you’re looking for coffee, Silly Tart does a great cup of coffee, using the Rueben Hills blend, so we are impressed at this choice, for it is one of our favourites.
If you’re after a la carte, there’s plenty of amazing dishes, and we ordered from this list on our visit. We shared a few things between us and were very impressed with all the food. The corn fritter puffs were amazing, nice and fluffy on the inside and with a crisp exterior. These were served with the crispiest house-cured bacon, fennel roasted tomatoes, avocado and spiced tomato relish.
The Silly Rheuben might be named after the café, but it could equally be described as silly in size, but in a good way. This sandwich was massive!! The rye sandwiched their house made bresola, cucumber pickles, swiss cheese, mustard, greens and then to top it off, was rolled in a smoked cheddar crust encasing it into the most glorious dish. It was strong in its flavour, super cheesy and certainly something we recommend to share.
As a side, the salt and vinegar potato scallops are a must order. Crispy potatoes, served with beetroot salt and aioli are so moreish that you just keep going back for more.
The food here is incredible and make sure you come hungry. There’s plenty of options to make the meals vegetarian or vegan.
They also run entertainment, with an immersive show called “Battle of the Tarts’ that rolls through the venue, performing the show in different spaces of the venue, with up close performances. The show is sold out for both July and August, testament to it’s popularity, so keep an eye on their socials and book for the next show when released.
1 Kellett St, Potts Point