Shop 4/5/25-33 Allen St, Waterloo NSW 2017
Social Hideout is like a café I have never experienced before. It’s like walking into a place at Disneyland. Decked out with floral fantasies from the roof down, this place is not to be missed on a trip to Sydney. I would probably say that this place is Sydney’s prettiest café, if not the most photogenic also. Not only do people come here for the delicious food, but also for about a hundred Insta worthy pics.
The drinks here at Social Hideout really do match the décor. Colour, vibrance, and everything in between is showcased not only in the set out of the café, but also in the food and the drinks. One of the coolest drinks I’ve ever seen set up would have to be here at Social Hideout, and it’s the Iced Red Velvet that caught my eye. Most of the iced drinks here are served in a bath tub. They’re then topped off with all the good stuff, ice cream, whipped cream and fairy floss. It’s like walking into a mixture of Willy Wonka’s factory and Disneyland.
Another one of my favourite drinks here at Social Hideout is the “Audrey’s Butterfly Flower Wisteria”. It looks amazing, with three colours sitting in the glass, as well as being topped off with edible flowers. The drink is made up of a flavoured soda, which tastes delicious.
As for food we got the Habib which comes with za’atar saffron poached eggs, beetroot labneh, pomegranate, Portobello mushrooms, radish, avocado and sourdough bread. This dish just looks amazing, popping with colour from the saffron eggs and the beetroot labneh. The dish is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the pomegranate and the spices from the za’atar.
Next dish was the Panna Cotta Granola Bowl, this dish was so pretty and delicate looking. The matcha green tea panna cotta sits in the middle of the bowl surrounded by almond, pecans, macadamias, berries, pomegranate, chia seeds, quinoa, pears and apple. The dish also comes with a purple taro milk that is then poured over the panna cotta. When the taro milk is poured over it looks incredible as there’s the purple milk dripping down and over the green matcha panna cotta.
The last dish we had was the Lamb and Cheese Pot of Gold. This comes with three cheeses mixed into slow cooked pulled lamb, beans and mushrooms cooked into a herb tomato sauce, served with labneh and toasted sourdough. This dish was absolutely packed with flavour, and perfectly balanced with the labneh. The toast is so nice to dip into the sauce, and the lamb just fell apart which was perfect.
Not only is this place absolutely stunning but the food is also really delicious. I will definitely be back to Social Hideout on my next trip to Sydney.