When your marriage is at the point where choosing a weekend brunch café morphs into a fight, pack yourselves into a cab and come here. Drive in from Pitt Street to ensure a man in a uniform opens your door - somehow it’s transformative.
As you enter the elegant glass surrounds of Luke Mangan’s Hilton enclave, collect a newspaper to avoid further conversation.
Not that you’ll need it - the expansive breakfast buffet will ensure you’ll pass like ships in the night.
The full Australian brekky shebang will set you back forty-two bucks (less if you unlock a FourSquare special).
When you consider they have an in-house fresh juice bar offering up shots, glasses and made-to-order specials;
...a bakery with tasty curiosities like guava Danishes;
...and all the restorative Yakult, Yalla and fruity yoghurt you can stomach; it’s actually good value.
And that’s even before you discover the cute congee station...
...and wall of hot breakfasts!
You can even take a stab at plating your own rendition of Mangan’s latest Signature Chef’s Breakfast ($24), using the kitchen’s beech wood smoked salmon, potato scones, pan-roasted asparagus, free-range scrambled eggs and watercress.
By the time you reach for cold cuts, mid-morning pastries and a roadie Macchiato ($5)...
...you’ll almost be on speaking terms.
Level 2, 488 George Street, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9265-6068