Ruby Café, Paddington | FOOD & DRINK
Posted on September 19, 2012 by Caitlin Archard
Since opening last November, this cafe has become quite a popular spot with the locals, delivering delicious breakfast, lucy, Vittoria coffee and cabinet options. Ruby Café is a cute, cosy and nicely decorated space, with a relaxing atmosphere. Here, you can take your meal or coffee shaded by the awnings outside, within the restaurant under the ruby red ceiling or along the bar bench in front of the picture window, which has glorious views over Paddington and Red Hill towards St Bridget’s Church.
Food and drink options feature a flavour fusion that is sure to intrigue even the most experienced foodie. Only problem is, the overwhelming choice of deliciousness – you just have to promise yourself a return! Breakfast options include scrambled eggs on toast with field mushrooms and smoked bacon, and one of the more popular menu items (rightly so), blueberry buttermilk pancakes with white balsamic strawberries and Canadian maple syrup. Lunch options include slow roasted pork belly with colcannon, mini beets and watercress; foccacia sandwich with lentil salad; and confit duck leg. If you’re really hungry, might we suggest a side dish of kipfler potatoes roasted with fresh lavender and served with genuine house-made mayo.
As for the drinks, Ruby is known for their Ruby Shot – a short espresso on a dollop of sweetened condensed milk – and their House Mix menu, featuring drinks such as Mango Peach Fizz and Ruby Mix – juices of aloe vera, apple, carrot, blood orange, mint, beetroot and ginger. Although Paddington is a café mecca, make sure you pay Ruby Café a visit, taking in the warm atmosphere and dreamy view over a delectable dish and satisfactory coffee – whether it be for brunch, a coffee stop on your shopping trip or a ‘ladies who lunch’ catch-up.
Visit the café at 233 Given Terrace, Paddington | Open: Monday – Sunday 6.30am – 4.30pm.
Image Credit: Ruby Café’s Facebook Page.