A lower north shore spot from Bondi's much-loved Israeli cafe.
January 17, 2023
Israeli cafe Shuk revealed — after nearly five years serving the Bondi crowds — that the brand would be expanding for the first time and opening a second spot in Elizabeth Bay. But it seems one new spot wasn't enough, with the cafe launching another spot on the lower north shore, as well as a further location in Surry Hills. The brand also franchised further by adding a bakery and a falafel joint in Bondi.
The Chatswood spot threw open its doors along Victoria Avenue in 2018. The 100-seat cafe has a sprawling al fresco dining area that's reminiscent of Bondi. It has launched with the brand's signature breakfast and lunch offerings, alongside a re-vamped all-day menu.
All three venues have a consistent fit-out, including indoor and outdoor seating, long share tables and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The brand's head chef German Sanchez oversees all three kitchens and has brought over existing Shuk signatures to the sibling venues — including those baked egg shakshuka ($20.5) and gluten-free teff pancakes ($20.5) for brekkie, and eight-hour slow-cooked lamb ($24.5) and hummus platters ($20.5-$21.5) for on the all-day menu. The brand's daily baked breads, bagels, sourdoughs and challah will also be available across the venues and Sanchez will introduce new dishes to both cafes, giving each a stand-alone 'personality'.
Shuk also features affordable set menus, including two set breakfast menus (one for $33 and the other for $38.5 — with the addition of a hummus mushabacha) and a set lunch menu for $41. The breakfast menus feature in-house pastries, an Israeli feast and shakshuka, while the lunch menu includes shakshuka, a falafel plate, grilled chicken sharwama skewers and halloumi & mango — a refreshing end to a hearty meal. And if you're dining in with children, the kids menu also has a lot to offer with options for breakfast and lunch, as well as all-day menu items.
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