Meet the new Potts Point brunch spot and wine bar with an ex-Mona chef at the helm

Eat, Restaurants / October 8, 2019

Uniting talent from hospitality’s biggest names, Potts Point’s La Bomba is a café by day and cosy wine bar by night.

Sydneysiders love for brunch is undeniable. We’d even go as far as to say it’s our city’s favourite meal. And in recent years, the caliber of venues dishing up coffee and eggs have continued to step up their game.

The latest venue to join the ranks of Sydney’s blossoming brunch scene is Potts Point’s La Bomba. Finding its home in the void left by La Buvette, the 25-year Challis Street stalwart that closed its doors earlier in 2019, this new spot is set to be a serious contender in the Eastern Suburb’s dining scene.

Run by a slew of hospitality veterans, the cafe meets wine bar is owned by husband and wife duo Nick Stone and Aparna Gehlot. Stone will be running the kitchen with 20-year’s experience under his belt at the likes of Hugo’s, Mona Tasmania and Harpoon Harry’s, while Gehlot will act as front of house and restaurant manager.

The team is rounded out by hospitality consultant Mikee Collins (Bedouin, Christopher Hanna) and hospitality stylist Carolina Jensen (Merivale Group, Three Blue Ducks). The 50 seat space moves effortlessly from indoors to out, designed by Guru Designs (responsible for a string of recent openings including Reign, Esquire and Nel). It’s a contemporary yet rustic fit-out, with an earthy colour palette and Aztec patterned seating giving a subtle nod to Colonial Spanish design.

The focus here is the food, delivering a distinct Spanish-Mediterranean influence that transitions from day to night. Start the day with Sobrasada (cured sausage originating in the Balearic region of Spain) alongside fried egg, mojo verde, toast and manchego cheese. As the day rolls on, snack your way through the afternoon with chorizo bocadillos with paquillo peppers, aioli and mojo verde. Or for something more substantial, dig into their roast Portuguese chicken served with tabbouleh, smoked mayo, pickles and flatbread to help you clean the plate.

Plus, as darkness descends sample your way through their tapas and wine menu designed to be shared. Try everything from raw fish tostadas to jumbo roasted garlic prawns with crusty bread. And to wash it all down, grab a carafe of sangria, a Spanish or Australian craft beer or peruse your way through an extensive wine list of Australian, Spanish and New Zealand drops.

La Bomba is open now for breakfast and lunch from 7 am to 11:30 am daily, with dinner available Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. For more information, click here.

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