A tiny cafe combining fresh flowers and sweets has opened on a previously non-descript section of Sir John Young Crescent in Woolloomooloo.
Petal Met Sugar is by florist Angela Wong and patissier Elsa Li. “I met Elsa when we hired her to do the desserts for my wedding,” says Wong, a florist. “We just got on really well and decided to do something together.” That was four years ago and the duo has been creating sweets and flowers for events ever since. A year ago they decided it was time for a dedicated space, and after some looking around, the ground floor of the new Luxe apartment and retail development came up. The space allows them to have a florist bench and a large – and very visible – adjoining kitchen, where their creative ideas come together.
Visitors can watch Li (previously of The Observatory, Adriano Zumbo and Merivale) work, tempering chocolate and making the creations served at the cafe.
The simple, white-tiled cafe portion of the space is filled with a selection of flowers Wong brings in from the markets to make a kaleidoscope of bunches.
There’s typically a choice of around five sweets. These might include the terrarium – a chocolate globe filled with passionfruit and finger-lime panna cotta, dusted with cacao nibs and edible flowers. Or a salted-caramel tart topped with caramelised popcorn, gold sea salt and those pretty flowers.
Petal Met Sugar
68 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo
Tue to Fri 7am–3.30pm