Newtown, a vibrant inner west suburb of Sydney is synonymous for trendy eateries, coffees, pubs, bars, designer boutiques and vintage shops. It’s one of Sydney’s most colourful suburbs, and an epicentre of multicultural food. It is just a matter of making a decision of what type of cuisine you want to dazzle your palate and satisfy your culinary wanderlust with.
Our lunch rendezvous took us to Flour Drum Newton located along King St, thanks to the $50 Voucher from FCBA community.
Flour Drum Newtown is a chic cafe serving all day breakfast, brunch, lunch and those late pick me up afternoon delights. It has an outside seating area and the cosy vibe continues throughout the front and back dining areas with a rustic charm and a relaxed atmosphere. Some walls are dedicated as an exhibition space for local artists and all artwork is available for purchase. But wait till you see the 12 metre stunning mural in the main dining area, it’s quite a statement!
The genuinely lovely staff made our lunch visit special, we kicked off with two equally good coffees, a flat white and long black.
My taste buds were tingling with excitement when my grilled chicken tenderloin burger arrive. Fused with Indian spices, topped with avocado, iceberg lettuce, spring onion, dripping chipotle mayo and beautifully presented between two soft and fluffy buns. The chips that came with the dish are crisp and golden on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. If you are into a bold and juicy chicken burger and best chips, this is for you.
Steve’s order was the house-made Pappardelle Pasta with an 8-hour slow braised lamb shank ragu. As we always do, we share whatever we order so we can compare notes. The marriage of the flat pasta and lamb shank ragu is a knock out, it’s lush, silky and packed full of flavour, the chilli infused olive oil added zing to the palate. For serious pasta lovers, this one is with a high note.
The section of cakes and sweets is amazing and no visit to Flour Drum is complete without trying one of their to die for cakes, yes, just check out their cake display stand! Loaded with strawberry, kiwi, passion fruit and pistachio served with cream, the Pavlova cake is deliciously moist, perfectly balanced and not too sweet, the generous size is perfect for sharing, only if you want to. (Please note, the cake menu and other sweet offerings may change from time to time.)
So next time when you find yourself shopping or wondering around King St. Newtown, just look for the the sign, ‘Flour Drum Newtown’ and check out this stylish cafe and treat yourself for a hearty meal or coffee and cake.
531 King St Newtown
Tel 02 9565 2822
Mon – Fri 7:00 – 4:00
Sat – Sun 8:00 – 4:00
E_deliciou_S dined as guests with a $50 voucher from FCBA