The Panousos and Kay cousins have transformed a heritage-listed former poker factory to Sydney’s coolest brunch spot. They’ve also partnered with head chef, John Kozma, to create a menu with a few subtle Mediterranean twists. As for how it got it’s name? The suburb is named after Archibald Primrose Rosebery aka The 5th Earl.
The 5th Earl is a local favourite and a tourist hotspot so expect long lines or be sure to book in advance! It sits in the middle of Rosebery surrounded by a range of cafes, restaurants, artisan bakers, florists, a cooking school, distillery, and even a deli. Despite the size, the ambiance is warm, cozy and homey with touches of French provincial décor. It’s a local favourite and a tourist hotspot so expect long lines or be sure to book in advance!
The menu is reflective of John Kozma’s Lebanese and Greek heritage with offerings of homemade labneh and falafel (courtesy of Kozma’s mum), spiced chicken and al pastor taco. However, the must-try dish is the soft shell crab burger with crunchy Asian slaw, horseradish and herbed shoestring fries on the side. Other standouts include Mediterranean baked eggs, Alaskan crab omelette and the green bowl.
If you’re more of a sweet tooth, you can’t go past their brioche French toast slathered with vanilla mascarpone, salted caramel ice cream and maple bacon and topped with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Or their blueberry pancakes with ricotta, fresh berries, maple syrup, honeycomb pieces and fairy floss. It’s basically food porn.
Be sure to grab a sweet treat before you leave. Luze, Yael’s and Ms. Magoo are all stocked at The 5th Earl. We are in love with the best caramel slice ever. You can also pick up some Grumpy’s sourdough bread on your way out.
The 5th Earl
32 Morley Ave,
Rosebery, NSW 2018