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Now Open: The Lower North Shore Has Welcomed Its Latest BYO Stunner Niche Mosman

This crowd-pleasing breakfast joint offering bottomless rosé brunch transforms into a cosy neighbourhood diner with brown butter swordfish and $8 happy hour wines as the sun sets.
By Ben Hansen
February 09, 2024
By Ben Hansen
February 09, 2024

Looking for a spot to meet for a hearty breakfast right by Balmoral Beach? Maybe you've slept in and you're after more of a bottomless brunch-style meal. Or, you could be you're on the hunt for an after-work spot with an impressive menu, a hefty happy hour and BYO. North Shore's new venue Niche Mosman is here to help.

The versatile cafe and restaurant kicks off with a classic brekkie spread — one that can lay the foundation for your weekend with something light and fresh, or nurse a hangover with a hearty meal. The Spanish open omelette is the signature, piling in chorizo, caramelised onion, potato hash, chilli, feta, kale, heirloom tomatoes, paprika oil and manchego.

There's also ricotta hotcakes and a bacon and egg roll available until midday, and all-day breakfast options like truffled scrambled eggs and a smoked salmon stack. As lunch rolls around, a few choice options added to the menu include a loaded wagyu cheeseburger, spicy fish tacos and the Balmoral poke bowl topped with a yuzu miso dressing.

If all of this wasn't already option overload, you can also turn your brunch into a boozy affair if you've got something that you're celebrating. Not only is Niche BYO — so if you're heading in for lunch, feel free to bring your favourite bottle of riesling — but you can also create your own bottomless brunch, with the option to add on 60 minutes of free-flowing rosé for $35 per person.

Breakfast and lunch wrap up around 3.30pm, before dinner kicks into action at 5pm. If you're after value for money, arrive as the diner reopens for happy hour. Between 5–6pm Thursday–Saturday, you can score $2 buffalo wings, $3 oysters, $6 beers, $8 organic wines and $10 Aperol spritzes.

Settle into the Mediterranean-inspired dining room and scan the no-fuss menu that runs through starters and share plates, tacos, burgers, pasta and more sizeable mains.

Highlights from Niche Mosman's smaller dishes include Nikkei-style ceviche, half-shell garlic butter scallops, and mud crab and prawn toast. From there, you can take your pick from blue swimmer crab linguine, picanha steak, a Japanese fried chicken burger, and roasted Mooloolaba swordfish topped with brown butter, capers and parsley.

The BYO also extends to dinner Thursday–Saturday, so feel free to pop into Vintage Cellars Mosman and pick up your vino of choice.

Niche Mosman is located at 5/713–715 Military Road, Mosman — open from 6.30am–3.30pm Monday–Sunday and 5–10pm Thursday–Saturday. Head to the restaurant's website to find out more.

Images: Katje Ford.

Published on February 09, 2024 by Ben Hansen
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