Cook & Archies

A tried and true cornerstone of the Surry Hills cafe family.
Kimberley Mai
Published on August 24, 2015
Updated on September 13, 2019


Cook & Archies have survived the Surry Hills cafe scene for almost ten years. They're no spring chickens, but they've managed to lock down a tried and true brunch-happy formula that's made them a cornerstone of the area's culinary scene — if you know where to find 'em.

If you're one to photograph your food, Cook & Archies is a flatlay-ers dream — rustic pans, wooden tables and pretty, hearty food (occasionally topped with fresh black truffle slices). Like many other cafes in Surry Hills, their coffee is blended by Single Origin Roasters. But unlike the rest, this may be one of the few cafes in the area with a designated brunch menu. Nice.

Ruebens and porcini mushroom risotto make for the ultimate comfort food, or for something lighter you could opt for a breakfast wrap or a superfood smoothie. Can't really decide what you want? Bring a few friends and steal from their plates. Sharing is caring at C&A.


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