PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS
Weekend mornings, I'm usually happy to stay at home reading the Good Weekend, listening to Channel V and generally lolling around. No rushing, all the time in the world for simple pleasures. Or there's breakfast with a friend at Chez Dee, where luxury can be as simple as perfectly poached eggs with a smooth and strong flat white.
Chez Dee is the type of place that eases you into the weekend. Head upstairs to the Moroccan-inspired enclave and lounge about in one of their ‘too-comfy-to-move' couches or peruse the downstairs provedore – where an array of Australian and imported goods stock the floor-to-ceiling shelves. Or perch yourself at the bar with a cup of tea and flick through one of their ‘too-exotic-to-ever-bother-making-at-home' cookbooks. After you have enjoyed one of their French-inspired dishes, swing past the flower cart outside and pick up a bunch of daffodils for your loved one at home. Or, if you're too short on time, simply grab a latte and a bite to eat from their takeaway menu.
Former Tetsuya bar manager Byron Woolfrey has teamed up with business partner Denise Fisher and chef James Roberts to create a space the is well-suited to its Potts Point market. It is eclectic and refined in aesthetic but it somehow manages to exude a surprisingly warm and humble vibe. With a little bit of everything – cafe, provedore, deli and florist – Chez Dee is the perfect neighbourhood cafe.