The French House

The French House

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The Danks Street precinct has a relatively new addition and in true Sydney form the locals have begun sniffing around to see what all the fuss is about. I think the most noticable feature and drawcard is the wrap-around balcony scattered with wrought iron furniture and mature gum trees seemingly sprouting from the decking. The balcony is teeming with new devotees sipping a coffee whilst munching a pre-made baguette sandwich or hand-crafted pastry at those typically sizeable Danks Street prices.

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Once inside, the “French” theme takes hold. You can’t help but notice the oversized classic prints and ornate mirrors that adorne the dark pin-striped walls, as well as a large communal table decorated with candelabras sitting in the centre of the room and an eye-catching chandelier dangling above it. Platters abundant with danishes and growth-hormone-injected croissants greet you as you enter and colourful petite cakes are lined up neatly in glass cabinets on the rooms peripheries.

On the coffee-side of things, the brew is fairly good and comes in fancy little gold-rimmed cups and saucers where you feel oh-so posh sipping away like a queen having high tea. Ooh la la!

  • The French House
  • 1G Danks Street
  • Waterloo 2017
  • 02 8399 2770
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