Since I Left You doubles as a hip bar with amazing food and an awesome sentence that directors love to incorporate into their movies for juicy scenes.
Imagine Brad Pitt passing Jennifer Aniston on a fictitious street and complimenting her on how great she looks and Jen hitting him with “Oh yeah, I’ve been exercising a lot more and eating healthier….since I left you.”
This could go on all day so let’s get back to the former; the hip bar with awesome food on Kent Street in Sydney’s CBD.
A small bar hidden between three heritage buildings in the heart of the city, Since I Left You (SILY) won’t be remaining under the radar for long with a menu loaded with flavour and quality served in a manner that will seem familiar yet exciting.
Let me show you what I mean.
The Cheeseburger toastie is like a great marriage where two carb loaded and cheesy favourites mushed together to create something that neither could do by themselves (aka the opposite of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s first run). The crunch that all great toasties have combined with the distinct cheese, ketchup and mustard flavours that all signature cheeseburgers come with is absolutely lethal.
I haven’t been the same since I left you, toastie.
I just couldn’t stop at the one toastie, had to make the toast of my experience at SILY.
And what a hottie this toastie proved to be. Loved the kick that was present through every bite and the guacamole on the side mixed with hot sauce proved to be the ultimate dipping sauce.
There were so many great reasons to pick this dish but it boiled down to me being unable to resist a dish that translated literally means hot chick.
More flavour and toppings than you can poke a stick at, who would’ve thought that one of the best poke bowls in Sydney would be located in a neighbourhood bar?
The variety of vegetables and generous serving of fatty salmon were smothered in spice. We haven’t seen this many different sources spices in one bowl since the Spice Girls performed at the NFL Superbowl back in the day.
By now, you’ve figured out that SILY’s prowess with a waffle maker is unmatched. There’s just something about being waffle-shaped that makes food tastier.
Throw some smoked ocean trout and creme fraiche on that bad boy and you’ve got a winning combination akin to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady or Paris Hilton and the little dog she keeps in her handbag.
Mac ‘n cheese’s surge in popularity in Sydney is hard to attribute to one chef or restaurant. It’s now offered everywhere from cafes to diners to that creepy guy who lives out of his van and offers the dish to me when I’m walking home.
However, few Sydney mac ‘n cheese suppliers have been featured on Buzzfeed like SILY with their mac ‘n cheese waffle. Crispy, cheesy and excellent drizzled in maple syrup; the waffles give me a reason to wake up in the morning.
I know that’s a bit cheesy, but so are the waffles.
Here’s the TL;DR for everyone who’s been enjoying the lack of bad jokes on the internet Since I Left You:
- This post has officially brought my mentions of Brad and Jennifer on the blog into triple digit territory. And it’s not ending any time soon.
- I didn’t have a single bad bite at Since I Left You, I even bit my tongue at one point and wasn’t even mad.
- Order EVERYTHING.
Since I Left You
338 Kent Street, Sydney
Monday – Friday: 11am–2pm, 4:30pm–12am