I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Bavarian Bier Cafe. I love it because I love German food. And I hate it because I come from a German family where my grandma makes delicious German food. There are definitely better German restaurants to visit in Sydney, however this place is quite convenient for us. Lex and I tend to go to Bavarian Bier Cafe on game-day as it is near the home of our favourite football team. I will admit that it also has a great atmosphere and is a good spot for a few drinks.
It seems like the popular German cafe is popping up everywhere, so I’ll include a list of locations:
- Entertainment Quarter
- Manly Wharf
- Bondi Beach
- Crows Nest
- York Street
What we ordered:
More often than not I’ll order the Goulash. Their version is called Klaus’ Gulaschsuppe and is a spicy beef goulash. It’s actually served as an entree, but with a side of mash potato to mix through it’s definitely enough for a main. It also comes with two pieces of grilled rye so you can scoop and soak up the goulash! It’s nowhere near as good as my grandma’s, but it would be unrealistic to expect homemade cooking in a super-busy restaurant. The Wiener Schnitzel (veal) is my go-to schnitzel of choice, and comes with a genres serving of fries and your choice of sauce (gravy all the way). They also have pork and chicken schnitzel too. If you do go for the schnitzel I’d suggest ordering a side of Sauerkraut – a famous German side of thinly sliced cabbage, delicious!
The great thing about Bavarian Bier Cafe is their new menu of ‘Modern Favourites’ for those who want to sample traditional German flavours without the heaviness of German food. Some of my picks from the menu include ‘Grandma’s Famous Meatballs’ with tomato sauce, parmesan and a piece of rustic grilled sourdough, and the ‘BBQ Smoked Ribs’ – smoked pork belly, fries and cucumber Kimchi, yum!
Of course no visit to any German restaurant would be complete without a beer or two! And for the women, they even serve ‘ladies beer’. Prost!