Cadenza Floral Cafe
A North Sydney cafe serving up extravagant Korean brunch fare in a preserved flower store.
Since opening in early 2020, Cadenza Floral Cafe has been serving up coffee, high tea and elaborate brunches in an even more elaborate flower-filled pink space to North Sydneysiders.
Sitting under the Skye apartments on the Pacific Highway, Cadenza is the project of father-daughter duo Celine and Romi Kang. It started off life as a preserved flower store, before adding a food and beverage offering.
As you can imagine, florals set the tone for the space, which is packed with colour from flower-lined, pink and turquoise walls, and plush velvet pink chairs.
The menu is stacked with Korean-influenced brunch fare and fresh pastries. The indecisive out there can go for a High Rise, and get two ($34) or three ($50) dishes stacked up like the finest high tea, only there are no mini cucumber sandwiches in sight. Instead, you'll be tucking into french toast ($18) or belgian waffles ($18) topped with sticky, sugar-glazed banana, berries, ice cream and chocolate, followed by a brown rice bowl of either bulgogi beef ($16.50) or grilled prawns and crab meat ($18.50), and a muesli ($16), an acai bowl ($16). If you can fit it all in.
Kimchi fried rice ($20.50), sweet potato noodles ($18.50), pulled pork burgers ($13.50) and hot dogs ($12.50) also feature for later-in-the-day meals.
Theatrics (and Instagram aesthetics) are big players, with syringes full of chocolate sauce, deconstructed iced coffees, and pretty floral teas and sodas just begging you to get your phone out for the 'gram.
Coffee is from boutique roastery Adore and can be made with almost every milk substitute on the market.