5/11 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney NSW
(02) 9285 6244
If you love eating out, but can’t help feeling guilty about spending money, Song Kitchen is the dining destination for you. All profits from this innovative Sydney restaurant, cafe and bar go toward supporting disadvantaged community members and domestic violence victims.
Song Kitchen was established by YWCA NSW in early 2017 as one of the company’s ‘profit for purpose’ businesses. All proceeds from the space fund essential YWCA services, including empowerment and leadership programs and support for the homeless.
Such an innovative concept requires an equally fresh and exciting menu, so the Song Kitchen team enlisted the help of Charlotte Gonzales-Poncet to oversee the Mediterranean-inspired menu. Boasting experience at Merivale’s Uccello and Fred’s, Charlotte has also spent time working at Michelin-starred restaurants in France.
Charlotte draws on all of this experience at Song Kitchen to execute a menu of bistro classics that are authentic and delicious. Customers can expect a hearty breakfast menu packed with favourites like pancakes, granola, smashed avocado and a breakfast salad, all of which can be paired with exceptional specialty coffee.
Come lunchtime offerings are a little more elegant – there are a selection of entrees designed for sharing including a charcuterie plate, complete with duck croquettes and chargrilled bread, that will make you the envy of all your Instagram followers.
Pasta is made in-house daily and used to create a selection of mouth-watering dishes like the pappardelle with slow-braised lamb ragu. Customers can also opt for more traditional options like the scotch fillet with shoestring fries or the crisp-skinned salmon with beetroot. While the lunch and dinner menu is the same, offerings change seasonally with additional specials appearing daily.
The wine list is as exceptional as the fare, curated by renowned sommelier, Sophie Otton (Rockpool Bar and Grill). With a focus on local and artisanal producers, the wine list also includes an impressive number of wines created by female winemakers.
YWCA NSW Ambassador Anna Bligh said: “Guests at Song Kitchen can enjoy speciality coffee, delicious food, wine and service and know they are making a difference.”
Song Kitchen is a light and open venue, reflecting the positivity and optimism of the organisation behind it. Offering delectable fare, specialty coffee and an elegant wine list, Song Kitchen has one thing many Sydney restaurants do not – a dedication to giving back.