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Review - Sonoma Woollahra



Alex Harmon learns where the best bread is buttered...

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Summer is here which means one thing: lazy brunches. Now I’ve heard the name Sonoma buzzing around for several years, but not having had one cross my path, I put it down as sandwiches for the elite. (I mean the name sounds like a school for alternative learning.)

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But after checking out their latest café in Woollahra I realised just how humble their origins are – it's a family business with its roots in small town NSW.

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Yes, the business is bread, but it’s what they do with it (to quote The Castle).

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With most options around the ten buck mark, you can’t go wrong; but do try the Braised Spiced Pork Sandwich ($10) with apple chutney nestled betwixt Miche loaf. The bread is deliciously chewy with a caramelized crust.

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For a perfectly rounded brunch, go the Gravlax ($15) with boiled egg, ricotta, avocado and seeded rye sourdough (and generous helpings of each).

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Quiches ($7) are good, as are pastries. We’re told that as it’s Sunday, the “pastry shelf has been pillaged”; but we hustle a mini Carrot Cake ($5) capping it off with Sydney’s favourite roaster, Single Origin, supplying the beans.

If, like me, you’re late to the picnic with Sonoma, put it on your 2013 to-do list.

Sonoma Woollahra
Shop 5, 156 Edgecliff Road, Woollahra
Ph: (02) 9388 0044

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