Do you know the story of Jekyll and Hyde? The tale of a man with two personalities – the sensible Dr Jekyll, and his alter ego, the evil and remorseless Mr Hyde.
Take these two personalities, throw them in Darlinghurst, add beautiful décor, great food and booze, and you have the makings of a quirky new café and wine bar.
Get to know the gentlemanly Dr Jekyll over breakfast or lunch, while you acquaint yourself with the debauch Mr Hyde over cocktails and dim lighting by night.
If it’s a Dr Jekyll affair, tuck into Single Origin Roasters coffee and a breakfast tasting board (for two) – make your way through brioche sliders with quail egg; baked egg; grilled haloumi with rocket and pomegranate; maple toasted muesli with fresh fruit and yoghurt; and a freshly squeezed juice.
Once the sun goes down, it’s all about Mr Hyde. Think dim lighting, cocktails, cosy leather nooks and a solid wine list with drops from around the globe – Italy, France, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Portuguese, and Aus/NZ – you name it, it’s here.
So, does the naughty Mr Hyde eat? Yep! You’ll find a range of tasting boards and share plates like seared scallops with fennel, orange and pine nuts and arancini of mushroom and taleggio. And a few substantial options for the peckish including chargrilled sirloin with blackened corn and polenta chips.
Choose your man, choose your pleasure.
Jekyll & Hyde Coffee & Wine Bar
332 Victoria Road, Darlinghurst 2010
T: 02 9360 5568
Open Tuesday to Friday 11.30am–11.30pm, Saturday 8.30am–11.45pm, Sunday 8.30am–5.30pm