Warren & Holt
Marrickville's dietary requirement-friendly cafe with an ex-Tetsuya's chef.
UPDATE: APRIL 21, 2020 — This Marrickville cafe is still open for takeaway, so you can order everything from coffee and eggs on toast to gluten free toasties, burger and curries to enjoy at home. To place an order, visit the website.
A wholefoods cafe with a touch of fine dining flair, Warren & Holt is out to show Sydney's inner west that eating healthy needn't be boring or complicated. The family-owned Marrickville spot embraces the idea of mindful eating, while championing food that's sustainably, ethically and locally produced.
The menu is as fun and flavourful as it is nutritionally informed, the kitchen helmed by chef Joey Ingram (Tetsuya's), who's bringing just enough of those fine dining sensibilities into play. You'll find zero in the way of refined sugar, but a plethora of allergen-friendly fare, with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options always in strong supply.
Breakfast might mean fermented sourdough crumpets by fellow locals Merna, piled with cultured cream and chia jam ($13), gluten-free hotcakes with maple-poached quince ($22) or the kale and zucchini fritter with pickles, caramelised onions and poached eggs ($17). Lunch runs to the likes of a grass-fed beef burger ($22) on a Brickfields Bakery bun, a vegan 'good health bowl' loaded with roast pumpkin, spiced cashew dip and miso-roasted eggplant ($20), and a 48-hour beef bone broth with organic soba noodles ($17).
To match, you'll find coffee by Single O, a range of nourishing smoothies and a selection of house-made sweet treats (like chocolate fudge doughnuts).