Hoochie Mamma Cafe is the new kid on the block in Newtown.
Located in between the bustling King Street and busy Sydney University, Hoochie Mamma Cafe caters to every craving. From take-away coffee to al fresco dinners. And despite being a large space the atmosphere at this cafe is vibrant and friendly.
Although we are tempted by Hoochie Mamma’s alcohol license, our brunch begins with the Cocoberry ($7) smoothie. Topped with coconut flakes, the mixed berry and acai mix is a meal on its own. For something lighter, the fresh juices are a great pick me up. Combining carrot, apple and ginger, the Ginga Ninja ($6.50) is an affordable and refreshing house favourite.
Hoochie Mamma’s breakfast menu runs from 7am until 3pm. The Sheikaha’s Bruschetta ($14.50) comes with fresh slices of tomato and avocado on top of creamy labneh, a nice nod to the cafe’s Middle Eastern influence. The six minute boiled egg is intentionally harder than expected, but is a welcome balance to the earthy za’taar herb. A cool twist on smashed avo.
Topped with slices of strawberry the All the Buzz Buttermilk Pancakes ($16.50) are a pile of three light and fluffy cloud-like pancakes. Made fresh in house, the sweet dish comes with some subtle honeycomb butter. How could you forget about the abundance of maple syrup hiding in the pouring jug? Don’t be afraid to OD, the syrup makes the experience all the naughtier.
For the health conscious, Hoochie Mamma Cafe offer four breakfast bowls. At $13.80 the Cacao and Banana Smoothie Bowl is what the owners call an “Instagram delight”. The purple cacao and banana duo is an ever-present charm. The addition of fresh berries, banana chips and toasted coconut add a welcome crunch to the dish, meanwhile the crushed pistachio brings every mouthful of the thickened smoothie to life.
From 11.30am daily Hoochie Mamma’s lunch menu comes alive with a mix of sandwiches, salads and larger plates. The Downtown Hoochie Burger ($15.90) pays homage to American diners with a wagyu beef pattie, American cheddar and house sauce. Why not take a trip to Italy with the Prawn Linguini ($18.90) a generous serving finished with chilli, garlic and white wine. Add a drop from the cafe’s locally and internationally sourced wine and beer list.
With healthy treats, simple breakfasts and substantial lunches, Hoochie Mamma Cafe has an ambience as warm as the wait staff. Step away from the frivolity of King Street and venture to Hoochie Mamma Cafe.