They say that the best things come in small packages. If that’s true, The Royal in Darlinghurst fits the bill. Nestled comfortably on a corner of Darlinghurst Road, The Royal has quickly gained itself recognition as a popular go-to eatery in the inner-city.
The picturesque café features tall, open windows, boasting a great view onto the street. It includes a convenient coffee window for those on the go, whilst also featuring alfresco dining. And, with its retro-like theme, sporting weathered brown leather seats and small circular tables big enough for two, The Royal has all the makings of an original café here to stay.
The best and most important part, of course, is its menu. It may be small, but it’s certainly eclectic, serving dishes such as banana bread with passion fruit butter, shakshuka eggs with Persian feta and spice and their signature beef burger with pickles and provolone. If that’s too fancy for you, they also have your regular toast and bircher muesli for breakfast, and chicken and ham sandwiches for lunch.
Since they serve an all day breakfast (the truly best kind of café), why not try the buttermilk pikelets with mascarpone, quince, pomegranate and honey. You can’t go wrong with sweet, fluffy pikelets, complemented by the sour taste and crunch of the pomegranate and creamy mascarpone. And with the addition of the quince, at least you’re getting half of your daily serve of fruit. Win, win.
For a hearty, inexpensive and delicious feed, don’t forget to consider The Royal as your next café of choice.
The Royal, Darlinghurst
128 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst