Just over a year ago, inner-west Pilates studio Scout opened its second outpost in the ex-Serendipity ice-cream factory in Marrickville. Then Goods, a smallgoods store with coffee, bread and groceries, popped up in the street-facing space. But Goods is no more; enter Superfreak.

The eatery comes courtesy of some fine Sydney hospo folk – Michael Ico and Daniel Harrison, co-owners of Newtown fave Soulmate and the newer Splash in Petersham Park – and it’s coming very soon, with a menu developed by Aplenty’s Michaela Johansson.

The pair gave the caterer a loose brief, and she delivered a winning collection of dishes that lean casually Euro. Think Scandi brekkie plates (with jammy eggs, cheese and pickles); an English muffin stuffed with eggs, cheddar and greens; plus an oat, rye and buckwheat porridge. “We think the porridge is potentially our hero dish,” Harrison tells Broadsheet. “Michaela is well known for her menus that really celebrate the ingredients but add a bit of richness.” The oats get their dose of richness from a melty nob of butter.

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Expect changing salads designed to mix and match too, like “mustardy” leeks with lentils and pepperonata; a tray bake of cauli, carrots and chickpeas doused in green goddess; and a fresh mix of fennel, cucumber, watermelon radish and gem lettuce.

Single O coffee is on the machine, and Artificer’s filter and batch brew is on pour, plus there’ll be a range of juices and adaptogen drinks.

“We were initially inspired to add something wholesome and nourishing to Marrickville,” Ico says. “It started as healthy, but as we came to interiors and the brand, it started evolving into something sophisticated.”

The forthcoming interiors take it up a few notches from the pared-back Goods fit-out. The slick new do, by award-winning local studio YSG, still manages to feel homely. Think warm wood, bronzed shag seating, brushed-gold fittings and wraparound green shelving to join the green coat of paint outside. The of-the-moment branding is by Redfern-based Jarmaine Stojanovic, of SCCO (Clam Bar, Fabbrica, Ito).

Kicking it next door to Scout’s studio, the health bent makes sense. But, with a baked goods offering that includes melting moments and golden slices of bread and butter pudding, Superfreak is right on track to never let your spirits down.

Superfreak is slated to open at 333A Enmore Road, Marrickville, in July 2024.

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