Red velvet pancakes. Yes. That’s right. Forget ricotta and honeycomb or blueberry and maple – this bright red stack of hotcakes are where it’s at.
Piled high with layers of fresh cream and strawberries, this dish is almost too pretty to eat. Almost. It’s the visual piece de resistance of new Ultimo café Local Mbassy. These days a café can’t just have a great chef (head chef Tamer Gorge hails from Aria and Quay), a cool urban outfit (think galvanized pipes and exposed beams) and good coffee (Campos all the way), there has to be something to capture our imaginations and our taste buds.
Now if red velvet pancakes aren’t your thing, don’t worry. They won’t be the only things to jump out at you on the menu. How about freshly baked scones with butter and housemade jam? Simple, yet hits the spot – and definitely different to the standard soy and linseed toast offerings around town. You could go all out with the Full English Breakfast or try a slow braise Shakshuka that will warm the cockles of your heart.
There’s just as much choice on the lunch menu – start with a light beetroot and quinoa salad before tucking into a double baked wagyu beef burger or a hearty sumac poached chicken.
With a few English classics, high quality coffee, an all day breakfast menu and those red velvet pancakes, expect Local Mbassy to start drawing the crowds.
310 Wattle St Ultimo, Sydney
T: (02) 8084 3467
Mon – Fri: 7am – 3.30pm
Sat – Sun: 8am – 4.00pm