CAFE MORSO
Sydney, New South Wales

2011 Restaurants & Catering - Awards for Excellence - 2011 Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering - Sydney and Surrounds
With an enviable position across the water from East Balmain and with views of North Sydney, Cafe Morso inhabits the shell of its heritage-listed building. Luring both suits and the de-suited, this dining warehouse has been kicking goals since 2004 and takes advantage of both the cafe and restaurant world. Half come for a takeaway sandwich and top-notch coffee, the other prefer to linger over a long lunch with a bottle of vino and the sea breeze.
Opening Times
 
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Breakfast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lunch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General info

Address:

26-32 Pirrama Road,
Jones Bay Wharf, Lower Deck (west side)
Pyrmont NSW 2009

Suburb:

Pyrmont

Contact:

Cuisine:

Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

More info

DETAILS

Cafe Morso is fully licensed and has a good range of local and imported beers, as well as a small, mostly Australian wine selection all available by the glass. The coffee is the Artarmon based Karmee brand, always a good choice.

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

With an enviable position across the water from East Balmain and with views of North Sydney, Cafe Morso inhabits the shell of its heritage-listed building. Having been awarded winner of the 2008 Restaurant and Catering Association Best Cafe/Restaurant, and the 2009 and 2010 NSW metropolitan award for best breakfast, the accolade pretty much encompasses what Cafe Morso does. Luring both suits and the de-suited, this dining warehouse has been kicking goals since 2004 and takes advantage of both the cafe and restaurant world. Half come for a takeaway sandwich and top-notch coffee, the other prefer to linger over a long lunch with a bottle of vino and the sea breeze.

The location has a colourful history beginning with the train tracks which, having transported World War Two soldiers onto boats, now leads guests along the Jones Street Wharf to Cafe Morso's entrance. The venue has kept its industrial inheritance with exposed metal jousts and original wharfie touches, but the gritty interior is juxtaposed with a large, yet elegantly beautiful, chandelier which hangs daintily above those contently mopping up their plates. Seats on the large decking area are the most coveted on a warm day; however, regardless of your vicinity to the water, every table is presented with truly terrific and inspired fare. Free-range scrambled eggs with chives and gruyere cheese is served with roast tomato, sourdough toast and pride not often seen in a breakfast dish. Wild field mushroom and truffle risotto with walnut crisps has a heavenly texture while the Beef bourguignon pie with shallots, red wine, mushroom and bacon marries both colour and flavour with delicate skill. Finish on a sweet note with vanilla bean panna cotta with Champagne and berries or Sauternes-poached pear with cinnamon ice-cream and tuille. When the sun sets, Cafe Morso provides an ideal location for cocktail parties and sit-down parties.
Annabel Wise

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
n/a

Features

Breakfast
Function for 50-100
Harbourside Dining
Historic Building
Outdoor Dining
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Takeaway
Views
Waterfront Dining
AWARDS
This restaurant does not have any awards.

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
This restaurant has not being recommended yet.
USER REVIEWS
HAVE YOU DINED AT Cafe Morso?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*.
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published. All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of publishers of Best Restaurants of Australia.
Currently there are no reviews for this restaurant.
Be the first to share your experience.