Sonder is a youthful, art-filled destination that’s as comfortable as a mate’s place and just as interesting. Originally a terrace house, it’s full of hidden seating, with two outside areas and a selection of interior spots. Clean white is juxtaposed with extensive floor-to-ceiling graffiti-esque collage art murals (care of Shannon Crees) throughout. The music is, fittingly, mellow.
Head chef Ralph Campbell has developed an eclectic menu that includes shallow-fried rhubarb and strawberry “toasties” – an edible, flower-laden number reminiscent of French toast; rosemary grilled king prawns; enoki, Swiss brown and oyster mushroom risotto; and the Sonder sundae, with salted pretzels and chocolate fairy floss. There’s an Australian-focused wine list, and coffee is supplied by Double Roasters.