This cocktail bar and restaurant honouring Taylor Square's designer is located in — you guessed it, Taylor Square.
Founded by ardent Sydney restaurateur Benny Sweeten, Sir Allen Taylor & Co. pays homage to the Sydney politician who made much-needed improvements to Oxford Street and redesigned the area around Taylor Square to improve traffic flow.
Stationed right on the intersection, it opens early every day for coffee drinkers and stays open late on the weekends for evening cocktail fans. There's a full cafe menu — 'easy eats', consisting of banana bread, eggs on toast and smashed avocado; 'gangsta eats' which includes a Southern fried chicken burger, smoked beef brisket waffles, and leek and potato croquettes; and 'funky beats', offering sweet Tahitian vanilla crêpes, steamed salmon salad and a medley of mushrooms with poached eggs. After 3pm, the menu gets shorter, but there's definitely something substantial on offer to pair with a drink.
Cocktails are served from 10am, perfect for the boozy brunch hunters. A particular standout is the espresso martini, which will come as no surprise to anyone considering that Sweeten opened Sydney's first espresso martini-focused bar. Sir Allen Taylor & Co. will also be hosting cocktail masterclasses, where you can learn how to perfect your martini or simply discover the basics of mixology.
And if Sweeten's Kansas City Shuffle is anything to go by, your coffee will be made to meticulous standards. A convenient cart stationed out front pours your caffeine and also offers turmeric, matcha and red velvet lattes.