I’ve got the midnight munchies and I only have one place on my mind – THREE WILLIAMS AT REDFERN. One of the amazing discoveries found just before I left Sydney a week ago and one I would regret not going to before getting on the plane back to SG. I dragged A, B & C along for brunch after I was finally done with packing and mad starving. Located on Elizabeth St in between Central and Redfern (before Redfern Park), it is a new venture opened by Glen Bowditch (former manager at the Grounds – always great to see a familiar friendly face!) and Tim Bryan (former chef of Aria & Chiswick). I was already so psyched about going there I did have high expectations for the place, but I’m proud to say Three Williams has got me craving for them everyday since I’ve left Sydney.
We started off with some drinks. I had a flat white (very good, yum single origin!), B had the berry smoothie and A & C both had iced coffees which came with sweetened condensed milk – such a brilliant idea.
Then, we had the CHIPS. Beer battered chips with aioli that left us all speechless and most definitely the best I’ve ever had. I’m not too sure what else to say except that if you are in the continent of Australia, you MUST get these chips to understand how we felt at that moment.
Beer battered chips with aioli
C was in a breakfast mood and went for eggs. They were perfectly poached (I would post photos of egg porn if I had somehow made it look less gross), serrano ham was of course beautiful, and the combination of the feta and dukkah made this breakfast so memorable.
Poached eggs, marinated bull horn peppers, serrano ham, feta, dukkah, on toast
AND THEN WE HAD THE NARNIES. (Naan sandwiches!)
Heavenly nannies made with so much love and filling it could fill the biggest hole in anyone’s heart.
Grilled prawns, avocado, sweet corn and tomato salsa with aioli
I felt like I momentarily died and went to Narnie heaven, if there’s even such a thing. The grilled prawns were absolutely delicious, and together with the corn and avo and tomato salsa, this is one of my favourite salad combis and put together in a narnie just makes life perfect.
Glazed beef brisket, slaw, gherkins, chipotle mayo
B had the beef brisket narnie which although does not look appetising thanks to my terrible iPhone camera, it is so, so heavenly. I politely asked for a bite of it, but when he wasn’t looking I took 3 huge bites so I could have more of that soft, tender, flavourful beef. As a fan of gherkins, the narnie combination was beautiful and balanced out the beefy taste.
They’ve also got a very cute play corner/chalkboard corner, making it a very child-friendly place while parents might be busy chomping down their breakfast/narnies. I also love how it’s called Willy’s Corner hahahaha.
Three Williams is definitely one of my new favourite cafés and one that I’m going to rave to friends about for the next few months. I miss the taste of narnies very dearly, and I would do anything for some of their beer-battered chips right now even as I write this in a city of food like Hong Kong.
Three Williams Cafe
613a Elizabeth St
Redfern NSW 2016
Daily 7AM – 3PM (kitchen)