Brooklyn Hide was inspired by an early-morning routine in New York City – starting the day with a freshly made bagel and watching the delivery boy ride away to finish his route. Owner Matthew Forsdike wanted to bring that distinctive experience to Sydney.
The bagel selection is inspired by NYC’s five boroughs. The signature Brooklyn Hide features roasted pork shoulder, dill pickles, apple jam and rocket. The Manhattan packs house-cured lox (salmon), rocket, honey vinegar and whipped cream cheese.
Alongside the authentic stuffed bagels you’ll also find Aussie favourites, such as Vegemite and avo, and varieties of cream cheese. The bagels are boiled off-site each day, then prepared to order in the cafe’s open kitchen.
Brooklyn Hide was meant to be a simple two-person operation, but the cafe has grown drastically since opening in 2013. The menu has expanded to include wraps, salads and beer, if you fancy pairing your bagel with a tasty brew. If it’s too early for beer, then a signature blend from Little Marionette is on offer.
The kitchen is open to customisations, too. It’ll pretty much make you whatever you want – all you have to do is ask.