It may only be 40 minutes from the Sydney CBD, but Wolfe & Co. enjoys the luxury of being surrounded by farms and an endless supply of fresh produce. It's an envious position for a cafe to be in, and not one this Dural cafe takes for granted, serving up an all-day menu that focuses on quality not quantity.
With this in mind, we recommend getting involved with their suggested sides. And even if you're not, you'd be silly to pass up the opportunity to complement a triple cream brie, sweet onion and lemon thyme omelette ($16.50) with jamón ibérico ($4.50). Or — and this is a no brainer — pairing their signature crème brûlée French toast with a side of bacon ($23 all up).
If you're a smashed avo fan, you're in for a treat. Wolfe & Co. have given this classic a Spanish twist, adding black tomato, ajo blanco (a Spanish cold soup), aged Pedro Ximénez gel and toasted almonds ($13.50). And if you needed any more proof that these guys take pride in the quality of their goods, they've given you the option to have your breakfast or lunch with a bottle of Louis Roederer Champagne (it'll set you back $123 though).
Cafes in this area are few and far between, so there's a lot of responsibility resting on Wolfe & Co.'s shoulders. But judging by their attention to detail and the beautiful presentation of their food, the pressure doesn't phase them. With a restaurant and wine bar due to open in December, they're going the right way about becoming a food destination worth travelling for.
While its position on the edge of Old Northern Road in Dural is unassuming at first glance, Wolfe & Co. is not to be taken for granted. The prominent white tiles and large leather lounges give the interior a Nordic vibe, and, while small, every table enjoys uninterrupted views of the open-plan kitchen. Outside there's more room to move, and once the trees flanking the perimeter of the courtyard are fully grown, it will feel quite secluded.
Having taken up residence in what was previously a deli and kebab shop, Wolfe & Co. has been welcomed with open arms, setting the bar for what we hope is a stream of new eateries in the area.
Images: Amy Benjamin.