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Micky's Cafe Paddington

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by Brooke. A. R (subscribe)
Freelance writer from Sydney. Images are my own unless specified otherwise.
Published January 3rd 2017
You name it, they've got it
Micky's cafe Paddington Thick shakes
Thick shakes: Mars Bar Cheesecake and Cookies and Cream

You'll find humble Micky's located on Bustling Oxford Street in Paddington, Sydney. People flock there for the HUGE variety of delicious food and beverage choices, hearty home-style meals and of course, the epic thick shakes.

Micky's cafe Paddington
Chips, burgers, sliders and house salad

Step off the busy street and inside the red doors you'll discover a comfortable hangout with more than just great food. Come with friends and grab a booth, you'll want to sit, eat and chat for hours. Micky's is just like home. The summery courtyard is a lush spot to enjoy brunch on the weekend or a cocktail at night; it's complete with fairy lights and a green canopy which keeps it cool on hot days.

The coffee isn't exceptionally good, but it is definitely not a bad brew. You won't get any of that fancy pants froth artwork in your mug; just a good old fashioned cuppa. That's the great thing about Micky's; they aren't pretentious in the slightest. This is the place to go for a first date because you'll both feel relaxed. It's also a great spot to bring kids because they have loads of choice, even the pickiest kids will find something to munch on.

Micky's cafe Paddington Reuben
Reuben Slider

When it comes to the grand thick shakes, make sure you only order a small size ($8) if you are planning to eat; the large ($10) will fill you to the brim as they are very rich. The richest of all has to be the 'Mars Bar Cheesecake'; it is a blend of caramel sauce, ice-cream and an actual chunk of their famous mars bar cheese cake floats in it. You'll be in thick shake heaven. Other great options include the 'Cookies and Cream', which uses real, homemade cookies, and you can't go past the salty-sweet 'Bacon Maple Syrup' for something a little different.

Not up for a sugar coma? They have every other type of beverage you can imagine. The super smoothies ($10) and fresh juices ($7-$9) are always a winner among the healthy; try the super juice, it's got pineapple, turmeric, ginger and lime...refreshing. They also make decent frappes and crushies for $7.50, which are great to cool down in the Aussie Summer heat.

If you want something a little more adult, they have a decent wine list and a big selection of cocktails. They've got all your favourite classics, such as the Whisky Sour ($18), the Manhattan ($18) or the Espresso Martini ($17). But why not try something a little different? Like their 'Toblerone' ($17); it's made with Frangelico, Kahlua, Baileys, honey and chocolate fudge. Or their zingy 'Paddington Princess' ($17), which is made with Grey Goose vodka, Passoa, Cointreau, Persian sherbet, strawberries, passionfruit and lemonade.

Micky's cafe Paddington Mac and cheese balls
Mac 'n' Cheese Balls


Food at Micky's is a very difficult choice and it can take some people a very long time to decide. Reading through the menu may cause your mouth to water, and anything you order will surely satisfy.

They've got a great breakfast menu which is available until 5pm daily; they've got your classic bacon and egg roll ($12) for those creatures of habit out there. However, the 'Southern Fried Chicken Pancakes' ($20) with bacon maple are a must try for the hungry. You could probably skip lunch after that one.

As for lunch and dinner you'll find something for everyone, including Mexican, share plates, small plates, salads, pizzas, schnitzels, fish, steak, pasta, risotto, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and six different types of chips. You would think a place that has this much variety can't possibly do every meal justice; you would be wrong. Everything is absolutely scrumptious. It could take years to get through this menu, so make sure you always come hungry.

Micky's cafe Paddington Mars bar cheesecake
'Mars bar cheesecake'


As you would expect, Micky's have an extensive dessert menu too. The $7.50 sundaes are impressive and it is probably not possible to get through their banana split ($15) on your own. Otherwise they've got fluffy French doughnuts for $11 which come with caramel fudge and ice-cream. Oh, and the banoffee pie goes great with tea or coffee. Yum.

Price wise, the bill can add up because it's easy to order a little bit of everything, plus drinks. But that's not really a problem because you can just take away the leftovers; they're great heated up for dinner. If you are careful about your order you won't end up paying more than your average Sydney café, in fact, they're quite reasonable at Micky's as the portions are large.

Micky's outdoor canopy
Micky's outdoor seating canopy


The place can get busy around lunch and dinner, especially on weekends and public holidays, so the staff are usually run off their feet, but they always keep it friendly and deliver good service. If you've got a special occasion coming up Micky's have private rooms available which can seat anywhere from 20-50 people. Check out the website to book. Oh, and Micky's do delivery too, so you can pig out at home.

Micky's Paddington
Micky's Paddington


So grab your friends, grab your wallet and head to Micky's... just make sure you come hungry.
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Why? Gigantic burgers, thickest thick shakes and overall massive menu
When: 7 days: 8am-midnight
Phone: (02) 9361 5157
Where: 268 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Cost: $30 each
Your Comment
That mars bar cheesecake looks quite something.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12470) 1021 days ago
Been a while since i've been to Micky's (over 20 yrs.....!!) but it was an ole faithfull haunt when hungry "back in the days"
by Christina Brandalise (score: 3|3076) 1021 days ago
This article has made me hungry now, good article.
by RC (score: 3|1221) 1021 days ago
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