Israeli cafe Shuk revealed some exciting news when it announced that — after nearly five years serving the Bondi crowds — 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 a new spot on the lower north shore.
The Chatswood spot threw open its doors in late 2018 along Victoria Avenue. 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, with dinner service to come soon.
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 will oversee all three kitchens and is bringing over existing Shuk signatures to the new venues — including those baked egg shakshuka and gluten-free teff pancakes for brekkie, and eight-hour slow-cooked lamb and hummus platters for lunch. 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'.