Monday, September 26, 2011
If you've ever been mesmerised by the blackboard at Cafe Sopra, entranced in a "can I order everything?" spell, then you will want to visit Honeycomb. It's the new venture for chef Andy Bunn, who is responsible for this city's dependency on his rightly famous Banoffee Pie. I'm not sure that any dessert could overthrow that incredible creation, but the Parfait ($14) at his new eatery is a heavyweight contender – dusted with a Hansel-and-Gretel trail of chocolate shavings and hiding rocky treasure deposits of honeycomb, it is insanely good.
So far, this just-opened restaurant is serving only breakfast and lunch (panini, pasta, salad and a seasonal mixed-fruit juice that your waiter spent four hours hand-squeezing), but will also operate for dinner once it lands a licence (hopefully in a few weeks' time). Andy Bunn's menu at Cafe Sopra was unmistakably brilliant (and explains the eatery's neverending queues and evergrowing outlets), so getting another mealtime to experience his flair is something to highly anticipate. A lot of appetites are banking on that paperwork to be resolved soon.
Honeycomb, 354 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW (02) 9331 3387, www.honeycombrestaurant.com.au