Tucked away in an affluent neighbourhood of Sydney’s eastern suburbs is a cafe that embodies perfection through modern Australian alfresco dining. Boasting tasteful food, fine wine, and exceptional service, Indigo Double Bay is the place to be for those in need of a luxurious daydream.
The cafe is well lit, airy and stylish. It’s a comfortable place to spend a lazy afternoon, or to catch up with friends and family over delightful food, exquisite pastries and sparkling beverages on the side.
There are options of both indoor and outdoor seating, to cater to each persons tastes and preferences, and to take full advantage of Australia’s beautiful weather. The interior decor is chic, contemporary and on point overall, decked with marble tabletops to reveal an aura of class and luxury.
As soon as we entered, we were warmly welcomed by the staff. They were kind and attentive and provided a brilliant service to match the high expectations of an upscale cafe. The menu offered such a mouthwatering variety of cuisine that we couldn’t resist asking for a chef’s recommendation, and I’m so glad we did!
The Indigo Fresh Juice (pictured left) is a stunning elixir of lychee, passionfruit, watermelon, apple and mint. The Sparkling Champagne: NV Collet Brut (pictured right) was like drinking a ray of sunlight. Both beverages were refreshing, and made perfect companions for the dishes we tried.
We also tried the Sencha and Jasmine Rose Tea: a dainty blend of green sencha, jasmine flowers, rose petals, and an antioxidant-rich naturally energising blend of herbs.
This sweet, smooth and delicate sencha was the perfect blend of floral aroma and subtle flavour. It’s easy to be drawn to such a fragrant tea, but this one tasted as phenomenal as its scent suggested.
This dish brings the notoriously widespread avo on toast to new heights. The King Prawn Bruschetta, featuring avocado smash, cucumber, red capsicum, red onion, endive leaf and dill aioli served on garlic levain bread was awe inspiring.
The flavours were incredible, the prawns fresh, juicy and succulent, and the presentation of the dish is refined and brilliant. Indigo Double Bay truly went above and beyond with their take on this Australian brunch classic.
Next, we tried the Seared Tuna, featuring ruby tuna fillet, green beans, nori salad, mint, thai basil, red onion, fried egg, kipfler potato, fried cherry tomatoes and marinated smoked paprika haloumi with ponzu and garlic dressing.
Being a coastal city, Sydney has always excelled in the art of seafood cuisine. This tuna was seasoned and seared to perfection, the vegetables were fresh, and we simply fell in love with the hint of an oriental flavour in this dish.
We ordered the Wagyu Rostiff Steak at a recommended medium. The meat was luscious and tender, and complemented well with pickled cucumber and carrots, Korean spuds, fried brussel sprouts and garlic with ginger and wasabi mayo.
Showcasing a plethora of outstanding flavours, it’s hard to pick a favourite between these dishes. Luckily, we had the honour of trying all three! Each dish was a work of art, and tasted like one too.
Overall, Indigo has certainly outdone itself in hosting this divine spread. With such generous portions, we could only eat so much, but we’ll definitely be back to try the rest of the menu. By the end of this dining experience, we knew that from now on, our favourite lunch venue throughout all of Sydney would be right here in Double Bay.
15 Cross Street,
Double Bay, NSW 2028
Contributed by Karen, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys