Since it’s humble beginnings back in 2013, Brewtown Newtown has established itself as one of Sydney’s Inner West “big gun” cafes offering locals and those from out of town a unique bistro style all day breakfast and lunch menu.
Located in O’Connell Street Newtown, what stands out most upon arrival is the obvious popularity of this place. Be prepared to wait as a queue of people spill out of the entrance. This is a happening, hip, trendy and buzzy cafe where people like to meet and be seen. It is housed in an early 20th Century industrial style building (once home to a district ambulance, artificial flower business and bookstore) with polished concrete floors. The natural light in this space provides just the right ambiance for diners.
Brewtown prides itself on it’s specialty coffee sourced direct and roasted in house every day. Today’s caffeine of choice was a perfect cappuccino. If you prefer cold brew, there are options from Panama, Finca Santa Teresa or Gesha and even a Casablanca house blend, Colombia or Pijao Quindio for Espresso. I much prefer what I chose but be comforted to know that there’s choice on their coffee menu for all connoisseurs.
Brekkie Burger – bourbon and rosemary bacon, fried egg, hash brown, apple slaw, BBQ sauce. We loved that unique bourbon and rosemary infused thick cut bacon which makes this burger unique from others!
Coffee Rub Brisket – mushrooms and caramelised onion on toast, hommus, horseradish goats cheese, beetroot and poached eggs
Now here’s something different. My much needed craving for caffeine decided our next choice and you can really taste that coffee in the brisket!
Brewnut French Toast with sour cherry and watermelon compote, white chocolate cream cheese and freeze dried fruits … practically every cafe now has a French Toast on their menu and the guys here obviously wanted to stand out from the rest. This version tasted a bit like a black forest but without the chocolate taste.
These guys also bake their own creative pastries with a daily selection of delicacies on sale ranging from salted caramel and rocky road croissants, peanut butter and chocolate brownies to cinnamon scrolls and their famous cronuts, brewnuts and cruffins which we have all come to love. If you’ve been to other cafes in Sydney, I am sure you would have seen their cronuts for sale there too!
We were lucky enough to sample 2 of their pastries which caught our eye. The 1st being the ever popular Nutella Brewnut, Brewtown’s Nutella version of the donut with the layers of a slightly dense pastry and the 2nd being the Salted Caramel Croissant both of which satisfied our sweet tooths!
We are sure, like others who have been to this place on numerous occasions will return again to try the other menu items they missed on previous visits. The menu is quite comprehensive without going overboard and their unique offerings will continue to reel us back. If that doesn’t do the trick the opportunity to catchup up with friends over a good cup of caffeine will.
6-8 O’Connell Street,
Newtown, NSW 2042
Contributed by Ian and Cindy, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys