This Darlington stalwart offers an outdoor courtyard and some of Sydney's best bagels.
An unassuming inner city spot, Cafe Ella in Darlington is, in fact, one of the city's best spots for bagels. It makes and boils them in-house and serves them up with toppings that are low-key. Try the blueberry or poppyseed bagel with ricotta and jam ($5.50) for a warm and gratifying sweet breakfast — or order the savoury poppyseed bagel ($13) with classic toppings of lox, cream cheese and capers, and a delightful Sydney cafe salad on the side. Elsewhere on the menu, you'll find all the usual suspects, including ricotta pancakes ($9), a big breakfast ($16), toasties ($10) and a BLAT ($9) — but you are really coming here for the boiled boys. Keeping bagel traditions alive but relaxing the stakes, Cafe Ella is an inviting and rewarding lunch spot.
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