Alex Harmon is back with a cafe you might enjoy...
In the backstreets of residential Camperdown, within earshot from Deus ex Machina, and nestled amongst a brothel and a trendy hairdressing salon, is this hidden gem of a café.
“We thought about opening up in Newtown or Marrickville but those areas are kind of saturated right now,” says co-owner Sue Bebawy. Together with Helen Munday, these two boss ladies found the perfect spot to open their first café three months ago – and the fact that it’s hard to find only adds to the street cred of the place.
The Arabic and Egyptian inspired menu items pay homage to the ‘boss ladies’ in their lives, like the cold ploughman’s plate - The Helen ($14.50) - named after the “cold and angry Helen who was rather partial to a longneck or two”.
I don’t know who Suzanne ($15.50) is but I reckon we would get along great, she’s a slow-cooked pulled beef rib burger with caramelised onions, creamy slaw, a sugar-free coffee BBQ sauce in a milk bun. A real knockout, I actually can’t stop thinking about her.
With breakfast and lunch available at any time, the choices seem endless and even a little confusing at first, so ask the ladies your questions. This led us to the Basturma Folded Eggs ($13) – air-dried beef diced over creamy eggs on sourdough with a colourful side salad. It’s a faultless dish, with all the right elements working so well together, but we couldn’t help but add a Chrissy's Cuts Pork and Maple Sausage ($4) on the side.
Throw in a Dirty Banana ($8), an espresso laced banana smoothie, and you’ve got yourself a party. Put this little café into your Google Maps, it’s definitely worth it.
Boss Lady Food & Co
1/18-22 Purkis Street, Camperdown
Ph: (0404) 683 744