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Sydney’s 7 Most Delicious Avocado Dishes

If Australia had a national dish, it would be smashed avocado. We make it often, and we make it well. It’s a staple on breakfast and lunch menus across the country, and in Sydney, chefs are getting more and more creative in the kitchen. They’re serving up inventive plates starring the creamy green fruit, whether it’s smashed, stacked, sliced or blended.

Tuck into the delicious avocado dishes at these Sydney cafes.

Café Rumah

At this Malaysian-inspired café in Surry Hills, avocado is smashed and spread thickly on crusty sourdough toast. It’s then topped with nori and a free-range onsen egg, which is slow-cooked at 63 degrees until it’s delightfully oozy. To finish off, the chefs sprinkle on a smattering of chives, lemon zest, and furikake, a salty, seaweed-style Japanese seasoning that’s bursting with umami (flavour).

71-73 Campbell Street, Surry Hills

Blackwood Pantry

Do yourself a foodie favour and go to Blackwood Pantry for breakfast. With chef Rob Lechowicz at the helm, the café is known for its inventive, artfully arranged dishes that go above and beyond a ‘normal’ breakfast. The Miso Avo is a winner, made up of toasted sourdough, sliced avocado, miso and cashew nut butter, black sesame, chilli and a drizzle of lime for a little tang.

5/33 Surf Lane, Cronulla

Café Shenkin

The popular eatery combines two of the greatest food groups – avocado and falafel – in ‘The Bite,’ a brekkie bowl with poached eggs, pan-fried mushrooms, Allenby sauce, toast and a side salad. Otherwise, order the Rain Bowl, a hearty blend of carrot, falafel, crispy potato, Brussels sprouts, artichoke and avocado with a spicy salsa and sweet beetroot sauce.

Erskineville, Enmore, Randwick and Surry Hills

Single O

For coffee connoisseurs, it’s hard to beat Single O. The team sources and roasts its beans in-house, and proudly serves up organic, Fair Trade brews. Head to the Surry Hills café, and sip on your cup while tucking into their version of an avocado smash. A creamy blend of avocado, feta, black sesame and beetroot hummus on toasted rye, it’s moreish and delicious.

60-64 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills

The Grounds

The Grounds is passionate about baking bread and growing fresh-produce on-site, making its signature avocado dish something special. Served on The Grounds sourdough toast, it’s topped with heirloom tomatoes, basil salsa, chilli labneh, tahini, shankleesh (a Middle Eastern yoghurt) and fresh lime. Our advice? Add an egg or a few slivers of bacon to take the zesty toast to another level.

7A/2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Avocado Fruit Lounge Café

Make a beeline for this café-come-cocktail bar, where you’ll find avocado on both the food and drinks menus. Along with standard dishes like poached eggs, smoked salmon and avocado toast (with edible flowers), you can also order an acai bowl with a rainbow of fruits and veggies. But the bestseller is the creamy Avocado Cocktail, which blends green goodness with an array of colourful fruit.

4/370 Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands

Arthur’s Oysters and Seafood

Chef, Jason Wright’s signature dish at Arthur’s in Manly has smashed all expectations. Think of it as the tastiest, most dessert-like twist on avocado toast. The ‘toast’ stars a blend of pureed avocado and vanilla bean ice-cream, and is topped with desiccated coconut, white chocolate, panko breadcrumbs, a dollop of mango puree and a drizzle of corn flake sauce. Meet you there?

46 Pittwater Road, Manly