The semi-rural backroads of Dural are hardly the typical setting for a hipster cafe, but the trendy Wolfe & Co have chosen to set up shop here to satisfy the brunching crowds of the Hills and it’s sure paying off for them.
When we pop by on a weekend, it is packed and once you step inside its chic, monochromatic space, it is easy to see why. The sleek decor is matched by their artful plating up – we had some major food envy as we watched the very pretty Creme Brulee French Toast being served up, but unfortunately we had already made our brunch choices by that stage.
I picked the Breakfast Burger which features pretty much everything I like for a savoury brekkie all crammed into a tall burger, sandwiched between a soft milk bun. Thin slivers of iberico jamon were covered with a mound of scrambled egg, topped with some chopped green shallots and a shaving of black truffle for a luxe touch. The burger came with some tasty harissa mayo that really enhanced the other elements too, making it a pretty satisfying “breakfast” burger that felt more like lunch to my tastebuds.
Breakfast Burger, $19
The boy went for Wolfe’s Southern Chicken Burger which was also a substantial offering for brekkie – showcasing a Southern spiced grilled chicken breast, some charred corn and cabbage slaw, lime pickled onions and a serving of shoestring fries on the side. The flavour of the Southern Chicken burger was much zingier, thanks to the zesty notes from the slaw and onions and we were happy to see that the chicken breast wasn’t too dry at all, with some subtle spices coming through from the marinade.
Wolfe’s Southern Chicken Burger, $16.50
The prices at Wolfe & Co are on par with city prices, but the quality of the food is up there with top Surry Hills cafes and the ambience and decor wouldn’t be out of place in that neighbourhood either. If you find yourself in the Hills district looking for a brunch spot, Wolfe & Co is the place to satisfy your cravings.
Wolfe & Co
538/540 Old Northern Road, Dural NSW 2158
Phone: (02) 9651 4553