Phenomenal coffee, outstanding service and unavoidable food envy. Bar Indigo ticks all the right boxes.
To think of Double Bay is to picture beautiful young people at the Sheaf and old rich people everywhere else. However, 'Dubs' is in the midst of a fascinating revival. First those beautiful young people, perhaps tired of waiting for cabs outside the Sheaf, decided to stay on and live there. Inevitably the retail and eating spots quickly followed, and that's where Indigo fits in.
Situated in the picturesque Transvaal Avenue, Indigo has a European cafe vibe complete with year-round alfresco dining. The tables on the pedestrian island are the most sought after when the sun's out, which is almost always - thanks Sydney! It's especially popular as a brunch or lunch spot, and you can expect to wait a little for a table on weekends. That said, they get you seated quickly and serve you even faster without ever making you feel rushed to finish. In fact, service is one of their real strengths. The team is young, friendly and very switched on.
Morning favourites include the generously portioned Breakfast Bruschetta ($19.90), Bircher Muesli ($14.90) and Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes ($17.90), while the extensive lunch menu offers countless crowd-pleasers, such as the Pan Roasted Wagyu Beef Burger ($21.90), Roasted Butternut Pumpkin, Prawn and Pancetta Linguini ($29.90) and the Lemon Marinated Chicken Salad ($23.90), with avocado, Persian fetta, pine nuts and baby spinach. Everything's prepared on-site and the freshness comes through no matter what you order.
Then there's the coffee, which is so good it deserves its own paragraph. Blended in-house, it has a light to medium roast and is hands down amongst the best you'll find in Sydney. We dare you to stop after just one.
Phenomenal coffee, outstanding service and unavoidable food envy. Indigo ticks all the right boxes.