James Barone (Maya Tequila Bar and The Collection) and Paul Butera off us a bright airy destination on the corner of Edmond and Greville Street, Oscar Cooper.
Design company The Anatomy contributed to the fit out, breathing an earthy, natural feel into the space with vegetation bursting from glass urns, wooden crates suspended on the wall, and a fireplace to boot. The windows have been peeled back letting the spring sunshine spill onto the banquettes. And if you like a side of people watching with your eggs, perch yourself on one of the stools that overlook the street.
Sleeping in is not frowned upon here with breakfast stretching on until 3pm. All the usual suspects are present, with an Oscar Cooper twang emphasising local produce. Think ricotta hotcakes with lemon curd and clotted cream or Oscar’s take on the classic Benedict with a potato rosti and smashed avocado. Moving along to lunch we have Cooper’s version of the classic Caesar salad with tea smoked duck, or for those wanting something more substantial, there’s the chilli prawn spaghetti. There’s no escaping memory lane with a unique take on jaffels, rotating combinations such as poached chicken and grolier or peking duck.
Small Batch is supplying the coffee with a host of rotating single origin roasts. And, for an extra hit with your caffeine, Oscar’s serving a sweet $10 espresso martini.