Sydney Tip for the weekend//Tommy’s beer cafe
Tommy’s beer cafe is a place that makes me terribly homesick. Not only does it offer all the great central and east European food like pork knuckle with sauerkraut or beer from breweries near where I grew up like Erdinger Weissbier: The atmosphere also reminds me a lot of home.
Speaking of atmosphere: I prefer it a lot over the touristy and (in my opinion) way over the top “Lowenbrau” in Sydney’s Rocks. The atmosphere is a bit quieter and settled, which makes it a great location for a come together with friends to have a “Prosit der Gemütlichkeit” – a German drinking slogan to celebrate companionship in a friendly and comfortable environment. Literally translated it means “cheers to cosyness”.
The food at Tommy’s beer cafe is fantastic, the portions are just the right size and the prices are reasonable. Every day the restaurant has different meals on special which makes this place really affordable. I highly recommend Wednesday’s Hungarian veal goulash. It is delicious and fulfills the craving for warm winter food as the days here get colder.
Another recommendation for cold winter days is the hot mulled wine that is on the menu at the moment. It is hot red wine with cinnamon, oranges and other christmasy spices. It might sound strange (hot red wine???) but us Germans (and other Europeans) drink it throughout the whole winter and it is sold at every corner in every town.