Spring in Sydney has so far been fantastic and seeing the harbour sparkling in the lovely sunshine has reminded me why I love living here.
Yesterday was no exception and a perfect Saturday for playing tourist. I've been to Darling Harbour many times but I've never really spent time eating there, haven't been that keen as I always thought the restaurants would most likely be tourist traps and expensive.
But happily I stumbled across a cute little place which is also reasonably priced. Yots Cafe, right next to the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Its perfect for a morning tea or brunch in the sun.
Essentially, Yots is an outdoor cafe. I wouldn't really want to be at the cafe in Winter, as its so open, but for spring and summer the setting is perfect- the view isn't too bad either.
The menu at Yots looked great and surprisingly not too dominated by seafood. You can also grab the breakfast menu at the cafe till 12pm everyday, excellent for weekend recovery brunches.
Because it was mid morning, I didn't particularly fancy anything too substantial, so opted for the devonshire tea special- but instead of tea I asked for a hot chocolate.
Devonshire tea $6.00
My friend, SJP, ordered the char grilled calamari salad. When it came out, I was mildly jealous as it looked great, she said it tasted really fresh and light too.
Char grilled calamari salad $15
I also spotted some actual tourists tucking into a Yot's "Boat" (Bacon, onion, avocado, tomato) sandwich and despite my usual pork/bacon/ham phobia, it looked and smelt delicious.
Besides brunch, I think Yots would be perfect for an early summer Sunday dinner of fish and chips and a cocktail- roll on summer I say.
Yots Cafe Bar
Darling Harbour Sydney (Next to the Maritme Museum)