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The Wolf & Honeybee Cafe

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by Kate Drury (subscribe)
I'm a freelance lover of life looking to make the most of an opportunity to share my experiences with a wider audience!
Published June 23rd 2012
Entering The Wolf and Honeybee feels like you have arrived home. As you close the door behind you and the hustle and bustle of the city instantly fades, a sense of calm descends on your soul. You cannot help but feel safe and sheltered from the elements once you are enveloped in the welcoming, homely atmosphere of The Wolf and Honeybee.

Image Courtesy of Wolf & Honeybee Cafe Facebook Profile.

Sitting discreetly on the corner of Alice St and Edgeware Road in Newtown, The Wolf and Honeybee (Cafe and Gallery) is housed in an old corner shop. Complementing the tasteful nods to the building's former incarnation, the interior has been thoughtfully furnished with a mixture of vintage chairs, tables and stools (both inside and out). This makes it the perfect spot for singletons who want to quietly read the paper with their morning coffee or groups who prefer to (literally) sit around the kitchen table and catch up on life's comings and goings.

Image Courtesy of Wolf & Honeybee Cafe Facebook Profile.

Campos coffee (another Newtown institution) is used to perfection at The Wolf and Honeybee and, if inspired by what you taste, you can purchase a bag of beans to take home with you.

The menu is small but perfectly formed, with a variety of creative, tasty options for breakfast, morning tea or lunch. Given The Wolf and Honeybee's location in the gastronomically wealthy Inner West, the quality and diversity of the produce on the menu does not disappoint nor do the prices.

Image Courtesy of Wolf & Honeybee Cafe Facebook Profile.

Choices range from 'grab and go' options which are temptingly displayed for your pleasure on the front counters to 'sit and linger' comforts to be consumed as you devour the daily newspapers – a pastime which may soon become obsolete unless you have a tablet subscription, but that's a different story.

Amazing pastries, 'smashed' egg rolls (a personal favourite on a Saturday morning as a pre-renovation fortifier!) and beautiful toast toppers such as avocado and lemon or goat's cheese and tomato all come in under $7.50. The toasted muesli with yoghurt and fruit ($9.00) is a fabulous Sunday morning 'my body is my temple' choice. Add to this a soothing tea from the wide-ranging beverage menu and it is only a matter of time before you're glowing with health rather than winter wind-induced chafing.

Image Courtesy of Wolf & Honeybee Cafe Facebook Profile.

If you're after something a little more satiating, then you cannot go past one of the generous sandwiches, served on Turkish bread and toasted if you wish. The chicken and avocado with aioli, Spanish onion and rocket ($9.50) is a popular choice, as is the rare roast beef with cheese, tomato and mustard pickles. As a recovering vegetarian, I adore the hummus with roasted capsicum, rocket and cucumber ($8.50) but cannot go past the salami with provolone and artichoke ($9.50).

An interesting array of politically inspired artworks adorns the walls and make for very amusing viewing whilst waiting for your tasty morsels.

The Wolf and Honeybee Café and Gallery has become a sanctuary for me during my year away from home. My frequent visits are made all the more special by the friendly greetings from the now-familiar faces (and vintage Wests football jersey!) behind the coffee machine.

They say 'if you love something, set it free' and it is in this spirit that I am setting free my secret hideaway and sharing The Wolf and Honeybee Café and Gallery with the world!

Image Courtesy of Wolf & Honeybee Cafe Facebook Profile.
The Wolf and Honeybee Café and Art Gallery

Contact Info
Phone: 0408 714 949


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Why? Entering The Wolf and Honeybee feels like you have arrived home.
When: Mon to Fri 6am - 3am

Sat to Sun 8am - 3am
Where: 206 Edgeware Road, Newtown NSW 2042
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