Have you noticed the new food joint in your neighbourhood has a pretty limited menu? You’re not alone. Throughout the country more and more food outlets are choosing to be specialists—to do one thing and do it well. And we don’t mind at all.
1. Entrecôte – South Yarra, Melbourne
Entrecôte specialises in premium grilled porterhouse steak, vinaigrette-laced green salad and bottomless fries, better known as steak frites.
2. Mozzarella Bar, My Way – Bondi, Sydney
Inside his pizza shop in Bondi, Orazio D’Elia has opened a speciality mozzarella bar.
3. Maillard – Fitzroy North, Melbourne
An eatery dedicated entirely to the feel-good properties of toast.
4. Lune Croissanterie – Elwood, Melbourne
Delicate and intricate, these croissants are meticulously measured and baked to perfection by former F1 aerodynamicist, Kate Reid.
5. King of the Wings – Brisbane
This Brisbane food truck serves chicken wings and chicken wings only, in a small but delectable range of flavours.
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6. Belle’s Hot Chicken – Fitzroy, Melbourne
Nashville-style hot fried chicken is the game here, with spice levels ranging from “Southern” to “Hot” to “Really F**kin’ Hot”.
7. Chaco Bar – Surry Hills, Sydney
This is yakitori heaven. It serves roughly 16 styles of delectable Japanese-style meat skewers and only a handful of other nibbles.
8. The Crab Club – Sorrento, Victoria
Geoff Lindsay’s crab party—soft-shell crab sliders, crab salad, and steamer baskets of fresh mud, Atlantic king, blue swimmer and sand crab—will return to the Victorian coast this summer.
9. La Piadina – North Bondi, Sydney
Piadina is a flat-bread dish from northern Italy. If you’re in the mood for Italian and you’re looking for pizza or pasta, this is not the place.
10. Knafeh Bakery – mobile, Sydney
This mobile off-shoot of the Shisha Bar & Grill in Croydon Park is devoted to the knafeh – a traditional dessert from Jerusalem described by its maker as, “Sweet cheese semolina pudding with a fine crumbing mixture on top that is baked crisp to create a crunchy, crumble coating with a hot, oozing centre.”