This immensely comforting collection of oats, nuts, coconut and fruit is a café staple, and with venues adopting and developing their own moreish mixtures we’re spoilt for choice in the muesli department. From tropical fruits and matcha to agave syrup, below are our favourite places to indulge in this wholesome brekkie bowl…
This deli diner is a must, if a low-key, delicious meal is high on the agenda. Playing to the idea of farm to plate, Bondi’s very own, Lox Stock & Barrel tops their chia, quinoa and coconut bircher with an abundance of figs, red grapes, strawberries, coconut, passionfruit, almond and sesame seeds.
140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
For a substantial serve of this virtuous dish, Indigo’s bircher – coconut water, grated fresh apple, yoghurt, almond meal, roasted almond, pineapple, pomegranate, lemon barm and seasonal berries – will have you full-as-a-goog, no matter how famished you are. Make a cold drip coffee your beverage of choice to wash it down.
6/15 Cross Street, Double Bay
This intimate venue occupies a charming terrace and garden where you can gorge upon dishes that boast ‘a gentle twist of Australian, with an Asian influence.’ For the all-day breakfast, we can vouch for his matcha and coconut cream bircher muesli with nuts, seeds, crushed strawberry compote, yoghurt and fresh blueberries.
4 Pitt Street, Redfern
If you’re into a mélange of Greek influenced café fare, then it’s time to go HAM. Harry and Mario are the dreamboat of Cronulla’s café scene, with their bircher muesli brimming with fresh and poached fruit and topped with coconut yoghurt if you so desire. For something a little more exotic the Mediterranean Nourish Bowl is superb.
Shop 3/17 Gerrale Street, Cronulla
The masters of comfort food, Three Blue Ducks have firmly established themselves on the culinary map. Their Bronte location offers Mango bircher with cocnut, summer fruit and macadamia. Their Rosebery café on the other hand serves up bircher muesli with mixed berry compote, smoked almonds and fresh apple.
This slick, yet seemingly effortless alleyway gem, set one block back from Spit Junction is hugely popular amongst Mosman’s coffee addicts. Regarding bircher, Penny Royals comes complete with quinoa, dates, coconut, Greek yoghurt, berries and a sweet drizzle of homemade pear and passionfruit compote.
2/563 Military Road, Mosman
This Bondi institution is adored for its simple, seasonal offerings – bringing a slice of the Mediterranean to Sydney. Their brekkie and all-day brunch offering hits all the right notes; their chia, quinoa and coconut bircher muesli topped with pear, passionfruit strawberries, pepitas, almond and sesame seeds cannot be faulted.
106 Curlewis Street, Bondi
If you’re all about discovering café culture that takes in suburban bliss, Avenue Road Café in leafy Mosman has your name on it. Giving their passionfruit and coconut bircher muesli a summery kick with mango, fresh grapes, yoghurt, apple and granola, you’ll be reluctant to stray far from this street side café.
185 Avenue Road, Mosman
It would hardly be a complete list without mention of this beloved café’s Morning Jumble. With ‘very brilliant’ bircher or granola (your choice) you can add fresh, seasonal fruit, biodynamic yoghurt, topped with a drizzle of agave syrup. Add some coconut yoghurt if you’re feeling indulgent.
21 Fountain Street, Alexandria
Tucked away in the back streets of Surry Hills, Cook & Archies knows how to do bircher right. The bircher muesli on show at Cook & Archies brings coconut, honey, green apple, yoghurt, seasonal fruits and nut crunch together, with a sprinkling of lychee to give the bowl a refreshing zing.
Shop 1a 4/14 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills