When I saw an Instagram post stating that Sydney Providence was open for business in late December of 2016, I felt like I had woken up after a long winter to a sunny 70 degree day. OH BOY, I had been waiting for you!! Sydney teased us, kept us waiting, and built so much anticipation that by the time I walked in the doors, my expectations were higher than the Superman Building.
Not only did they not disappoint, but my first impression was such a lasting one, that I have made it a habit of visiting multiple days a week! Okay Okay I think you get it. I fell in love with a cafe, guys.
This Australian-Inspired cafe and coffee shop is nestled into the ground level of the Waterplace Complex, and the build out seems as though HGTV set it up themselves. *gushes at the succulents and white marble, le sigh*
But the food!! Sydney offers a variety of pastries ranging from classic banana bread to specialty macaroons stuffed with fresh berries, and everything in between. Whether you’re in the mood for a plain croissant, or a vanilla chai coffee cake (i indulged in this one) the baked goods area is fully stocked, and the baristas whip of all sorts of hot and iced beverages to accompany your sweet or get your caffeine fix.
Hearty breakfast sandwiches, healthy salads, and creative meals like the sweet or savory ricotta toast and the avocado smash grace the menu. Let's get one thing straight; I am obsessed with the avocado smash and I will shamelessly eat it repeatedly until I myself, turn into an avocado. Not your typical toast, this guy is topped with fresh smashed avo, feta cheese, sliced cherry tomatoes, microgreens, and the options of smoked salmon or a poached egg. I am a huge lover of Lox for breakfast, so this is just utterly divine to me. Please do us both a favor, and dig into this one for me.
Oh, and how could I forget? The staff is some of the most hospitable service I have gotten outside of a fine dining establishment. It makes me squeal “thank you”, after I place my order. Gosh, I feel special there.
If this is what cafes are like in Australia, I’d be willing to look past the presence of huge spiders there, and take a trip.