The Flying Bear soars to new heights
The jacarandas were in full bloom on Sunday morning in Kirribilli when my guest and I ventured over the bridge on an early morning visit to new eatery, Flying Bear Cafe.
My guest and I were among the cafe’s first guests. The skies were clear for the first time in days so we chose a seat right at the end of the wooden deck, built to moor the sailing boats in the surrounding inlet. We started with a round of coffees, and shared a mango smoothie while we scoped out the breakfast menu.
We ordered Chilli Toast ($13) served with avocado, tomato, chilli flakes and drizzled with truffle oil, and the Breakfast Quesadilla ($14) with egg, chorizo, cheese and chipotle sauce served with a side of tomato salsa and guac. The menu delivers a definitive selection of classic cafe fare – there’s fresh muffins, ham and cheese croissants, bacon and egg rolls, bircher and toasted muesli.
In a city overcrowded with trendy brunch spots, it was refreshing to order from a menu not overcrowded by kale, maple bacon and chia. The food was simple and tasty. We took a peak at the lunch menu and it included a selection of sandwiches (like a $13 BLAT) and seasonal salads. We’ll be back to try the grilled chorizo salad served with a soft boiled egg, butter beans, caramelized onion, rocket, parsley and mint ($16).
If you’re in the neighbourhood and after a killer setting to enjoy value-for-money food served in hearty portions, look no further.
Upstairs is the newly revamped restaurant, Foys Kirribilli. Foys concentrates on smarter dining options than downstairs with a focus on fresh seafood, prepared simply and consistently. A fancy take on fish and chips is a menu staple, complemented by a range of other seafood share plates featuring whole lemon sole, scallop ceviche and barbecued octopus.
Foys and Flying Bear revive Sydney’s oldest sailing club, with both sites offering another chapter in the site’s 125 year history.
Flying Bear Café
Sydney Flying Yacht Squadron, 76 McDougall St, Kirribilli
Open Tuesday – Sunday.
Breakfast is served till 11am.