Bills is a highly established player in the Sydney café scene. Its maestro, Bill Granger, is rightly regarded as a major influence on Australian dining, with numerous restaurants, international cooking shows and books to boast. On a bright and sunny morning, we decided to have breakfast at Bills in order to see whether all the hype is justified.
From before, our minds were set on ordering Bill’s famous ricotta pancakes, and the only real question we faced was what else to order; to this end we decided to go with the Full Aussie breakfast.
The pancakes did not let down our admittedly extraordinary expectations. From the very first bite to the last, all we could do was taste deliciousness – the pancakes had a soft and fluffy character that basically melts in the mouth, and the sweetness of the bananas and honeycomb butter was a perfect complement. We would definitely recommend this to everyone!
The Full Aussie breakfast was also a solid contender, and definitely tasted of freshness and quality cooking. Consisting of scrambled organic eggs, sourdough toast, bacon, cumin roast tomato, miso mushrooms and pork and fennel sausage, this breakfast has something for everyone.
Bills had a pleasant ambience, with the natural sunlight bathing the café and accentuating the wooden character of the interior. The service was friendly and attentive, however it is important to note that Bills does get quite busy. Reservations are only available for groups of eight or more so in busy times be prepared to wait – it’s worth it however!
Bills rightly deserves the laurels it receives. Although slightly on the pricier end when compared to other nearby cafes, it is definitely worth it and Bills is an experience that every Sydney foodie should have.