This Enmore favourite comes from an accomplished Western Sydney cafe team, serving up cold brew on tap and a top-notch menu of sandwiches.
May 01, 2023
Hidden behind Enmore Road in a sleepy backstreet, Soulmate is standout in the stacked Inner West cafe scene. The work of the accomplished team behind some of the best cafes in northwest Sydney — Good Fella and The Tuckshop — this Phillip Street spot is a go-to for good coffee and loaded sandwiches. Just be warned that getting a table on the weekend is an uphill battle.
On entry, you'll notice two taps that would fit right in at any of Enmore or Newtown's beloved pubs but instead of beer these are pouring cold brew.
They fit into a drinks menu that includes all of your standard milk coffees, batch brew, smoothies and cold-pressed juices, plus craft beer and Cantina OK! seltzers for that requisite hair of the dog. There's also a creation called The McHenry which is hot or cold black coffee topped with whippy.
If you're hungry, the food menu doesn't do things in half measures, with all sorts of ingredients sandwiched between or served on top of every type of bread imaginable.
Highlights include the deli hoagie which loads up a soft hoagie roll with salami, ham, provolone, tomato, mustard, pickles, guindillas, herb mayo and shredded lettuce; and the Soulmate B&E Roll, a play on your classic bacon and egg with the addition of sambal, nanna's cheese and herb mayo on a potato bun.
Bagels are also a fan favourite here. They're made in-house and there are three to choose from including the classic Reuben style with pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, spicy mayo and pickles.
As mentioned up top, there's generally a considerable wait for a table on weekends but if you can't nab a spot, you can always get your brunch takeaway and head over to Camperdown Memorial Park for a morning picnic.
Images: Josh Jay
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