This café is perfectly situated for a quick tasty bite on the way through to Sydney’s eastern suburbs beaches. There’s plenty of parking on Bronte Road and down small side streets on the weekend. Weekdays may be another matter. There are almost an equal number of tables inside and out. Small stools are the main seats as well as a bench along the wall on the inside. The waitstaff were quick, friendly and attentive.
We cannot recommend the belgian chocolate milkshake highly enough. Thick and amazingly flavoured you’ll find yourself wanting even more straws to indulge in this. One of our favourite milkshakes in Sydney!
Big points too for the coffee at Ruby’s Diner. The two cups, skim cappuccino and decaf skim cappuccino we ordered were both great. The locals definitely know where to go as there was a queue forming outside while we had ours.
Free range eggs ($10) are available poached or scrambled. They were light, fluffy and included an unusual ingredients which we worked out to be lemon rind and shallot. It was a satisfying dish on a warm sunny morning. The avocado was a great side ($4) and April spread it on the extra slice of bread hidden underneath the thick layer of bread and eggs.
The deceptively named scrambled eggs ($16) contains more of the spectacularly flavoured eggs. Dane thoroughly enjoyed the flavours of the chives and spring onion. He didn’t know scrambled eggs could taste this good! The dish is served with a fried chorizo sausage, roast tomato and rocket. Everything was fresh and blended well together. The tomatoes alone were a masterpiece – perfectly cooked and seasoned.
The Croque Monsieur ($11) for the uninitiated is a ham and cheese (typically gruyère) grilled sandwich. That’s the played-down explanation. Expect a croque monsieur to be delivered to your table with ample cheese and butter on both sides. Ruby’s Diner did not disappoint. We were impressed by their representation of a classic. We added avocado on the side ($4) which we’d recommend as this is a very rich dish. The leg ham was thick & tasty and there was plenty of gruyère. The toast was not too hard to cut through which is a problem for a lot of cafés.
During the warmer months in Sydney we recommend a lazy breakfast at Ruby’s Diner followed by a dip at Bronte Beach (or perhaps a nap in the shade first!)
Overall Rating: 18.5/25
Phone: 9386 5964
Address: 173 Bronte Road, Queens Park, 2022
Payment Options: Cash only