Redfern is a rising café suburb. That's no surprise as it is just right next door to Surry Hills. The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish and The Ragland are amongst the places that has been providing Redfern’s locals and visitors with amazing food and coffee. Just right near the border of Redfern and Surry Hills is a newly opened cafe is about to add up to that buzz.
The newly Three Williams Cafe on Elizabeth Street is about to make its mark in this part of town. A very promising café restaurant with a team that consists of ex-Chiswick chef Tim Bryan and Glen Bowditch (former Sonoma and The Grounds Alexandria), the expectations are high. The place is spacious, stripped back by exposing the brick walls and the furnishing is kept minimal. In the last few weeks, all their social media food teasers got me very excited. I finally went to visit them on their first day of opening.
I had a piccolo latte ($3) to start off. They are currently using the paradox blend from beans Single Origin Roaster's. This was carefully prepared by their barista Adam with textured milk that had perfect temperature. It was smooth and had medium body. The taste was a bit on the sweet side with hints of spices that appears at the back of the palate.
|Chips with aioli|
The chips with aioli ($6) were all kinds of awesome! The chips had a crunchy outer layer and were well flavoured. The aioli had a balance of creamy, citrus, and garlic flavours.
|Beef short rib narnie|
I had my mind set on trying on their house-made narnie. So I opted to have their narnie with glazed beef short rib, slaw, gherkins & chipotle mayo ($14). The narnie itself was delicious. The texture was somewhere between a pita bread and an Indian naan bread. The glistening beef short rib was very tender, flavoursome, fatty (the way I like my short ribs) and it had those amazing burnt bits. It worked well with the slaw, gherkins and chipotle mayo. I couldn’t stop thinking about this dish all afternoon!
|French Toast with nuts, blueberries and yoghurt|
|The Merchant - bacon and egg in brioche bun|
|Pineapple and mint soda|
I see a great future ahead of Three Williams. They’re a triple in terms of delivering great coffee, preparing great food and a service that is stellar. I just wish I lived close by to have their coffee and food more often.
613a Elizabeth St Redfern,
Sydney, Australia 2016
Phone: (02) 9698 1111
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/threewilliamscafe