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Two Chaps

This Marrickville haunt serves up exciting breakfast fare by day and vegetarian pasta by night.
By Lauren Vadnjal
May 28, 2018
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By Lauren Vadnjal
May 28, 2018
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Two Chaps is one of the best things you'll find behind a garage roller door in Sydney. The Chapel Street cafe has a strong following among vegetarians and pastry lovers, and for good reason — everything on the menu is vego and the kitchen bakes all its own bread and pastries. Plus, almost everything can be done vegan or gluten-free.

There are two menus on offer, the summer day menu and the Two Chaps pasta night menu. The day menu features pastries, hot sandwiches — like the Two Chaps brekkie ciabatta with grilled mushrooms, beetroot relish, fresco halloumi and fried or poached egg ($16) — as well as a mango matcha bowl ($16) and a BBQ brioche burger ($24). For drinks, there are a range of coffees and teas to choose from and an array of cold drinks, including smoothies, cold brew and a fruity frappe, if you're feeling fancy.

You can drop by and purchase the aforementioned baked goods each day — along with one of three daily sandwich options — or sit in for what is one of Sydney's best brunches. Keep in mind — the cafe kitchen closes at 2:30pm daily.

Alternatively, the night menu features a set dinner menu, alongside vegan and gluten-free alterations. For $65pp, you can try smoked tomato with stracciatella, cafe de Paris butter and curry leaf, the handmade ravioli filled with bbq corn in a paprika butter sauce with olive oil and chives, and a crushed cucumber salad to freshen up your palate.  For dessert, the cherry coconut trifle and the Two Chaps choccy — a milk chocolate log — are the perfect way to end a satisfying meal. For vegan alternatives, there are the smoked tomato with almond ricotta, miso vinaigarette and curry leaf, and the aurugla and balsamic salad. The gluten-free alternatives include the housemade gluten-free ravioli with corn, bbq corn, paprika butter and chives, and the spaghetti with chilli and cured egg yolk.

The set menu requires reservations, so make sure to book either the 6pm or 8:15pm time slots. There is also a BYO policy with a $10 corkage fee.

Images: Alana Dimou. 

Updated 18 January 2023

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