Social Hideout Waterloo is probably the prettiest cafe I have ever seen. Decked out in over 1000 flowers, it is beautifully decorated, with flower walls including a breakfast at Tiffany wall art. It is pretty much the most ‘instagrammable’ cafe in Sydney so I could not wait to check it out for brunch when I got the chance to.
We ordered a few drinks to start, the Audrey’s butterfly flower wisteria, Hibiscus berry, Iced red velvet and Hot chocolate. They were all beautifully presented, the butterly flower wisteria had many layers of colours and tasted like a fruity lemonade whie the iced red velvet came in a bathtub shaped cup, which is pretty much the most extra drink you will ever try.
We then ordered some dishes to share, the first was the green frenchy with matcha green tea french toast, red velvet mascarpone, berries, caramelised banana, bingsu rice cake and maple. I loved the mochi on this dish, it added a nice Asian fusion touch, while the berries were nice and fruity, complemented by the creamy mascarpone and fluffy brioche.
Next we tried the Taro hotcakes with pink pitaya, berries, mango cubes, black sesame ice cream, mint, taro sauce. I loved the black sesame ice cream in this and the hotcakes were thick and fluffy, you could taste the taro flavour as well which was nice.
After this we ordered the matcha pannacotta with berries, pears and apple, granola, nuts and chia seeds and taro pourover. I loved the rich and creamy flavour of the panna cotta and the granola mix was nice and crunchy.
Lastly we ordered the Red velvet benedict and poached eggs, pulled pork, kale, asparagus, pomegranate, beetroot hollandaise. This was a great savoury dish, the pulled pork was juicy and tender while the hollandaise sauce was creamy and the kale and asparagus added a nice crunch.
Overall, Social Hideout is definitely a cafe that is both pretty and serves delicious food. The place is just a little bit extra in every way and I loved it!
Love at First Bite dined as a guest of the establishment and / or their representatives. All opinions are my own.