Rising Sun Workshop is located in a side street off King St, Newtown. Attached to a community funded garage that runs workshops where people can learn how to fix their motor bikes, this cafe is a cool space with its decor industrial and all things motorcycle. When you enter there is an open space with a garage totally separated from the cafe but allowing you to see all of the action. The cafe itself spans two storeys, with plenty of space upstairs. On our day of visit, around 10:30 it was pretty much full up.
The cafe is operating via a QR system, where you order your food off the app and the staff deliver it to you. The staff are relaxed and friendly.
The menu is predominately ramen and other Japanese influenced dish. On our visit, there were a number of dishes that got our attention.
We opted for their signature dish, the breakfast ramen, which was superb. The breakfast ramen is not just a gimmick, it actually tastes like breakfast. Buttered toast broth with bacon, eggs and tomato. We added a side of corn to it. No wonder this dish is popular, can’t recommend it enough.
In addition to this we had the Hirasmasa Kingfish Tataki, beautifully marinating in Japanese Mayo atop a yuzu pickled fennel and served with tapioca crisps. A light and refreshing option and a generous portion too.
The coffee by single O was nice, and we had a few coffees with our brekkie, as well as a thick choc chip cookie!
Rising Sun Workshop
No wonder this place scored a one hat in the Good Food Guide!
1C Whateley St Newtown