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Envy Deli Cafe Summer Hill

Envy Deli Cafe is the polar opposite of a bolthole city caffeine stop. The vibe in this inner west breakfast and lunch spot is tranquil, verging on rural.

On a bustling corner opposite other busy cafes and views of Summer Hill's smart houses, its light and airy front rooms lead to a spacious, leafy courtyard out back.

Standing in the latter beside a well-manicured hedge and beneath the cafe's impressive jacaranda tree, it is hard to believe a shopping centre car park is just beyond the fence. There are plenty of spaces to sit although it's worth getting in early for the best spots outdoors.

Envy cafe - pancakesBlueberry ricotta pancakes. Photo: Fiona Morris
Envy has had a face-lift of late, having been taken over by the owners of Sideways Deli Cafe in Dulwich Hill.

The elegant corner building retains its large windows, wooden floorboards and leafy alfresco area.

But the decor's hues are now more muted, with tans, dark browns, and crisp white for the furnishings. Padded banquette seating has been installed, decorated with stout cushions in plush fabrics. The many and varied artworks that once filled every wall space have been replaced by one or two paintings and mirrors. The bohemian mood has been replaced by a more polished feel.

It is still busy, with families, couples and groups filling every table. There are newspapers to read and a plethora of cakes, jams and savouries to take away afterwards. The front counter is doing a roaring trade with these (including Sideways' delicious Persian love cake, now baked on the premises), while dealing with takeaway coffees and a steady line of breakfast bill-payers. (Good Food)

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Contact Information:
Address:
109 Smith St Summer Hill NSW
Contact:
(02) 9797 1668
Price (For two persons):
AUD 60
Our working ours:
  • Sunday .................................................. 07:00 - 17:00
  • Monday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
  • Friday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday .................................................. 06:00 - 17:00
Meal Served:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Morning Tea including coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea including Coffee
  • Snacks
Facilities:
  • BYO Only
  • Vegetarian Option
  • Takeaway Available
Payment Accepted:
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • EFTPOS
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