Where is St Jude?
At number 728 Bourke Street, Redfern / Surry Hills!
- Call: 02 9310 3523
- Open: daily from 7am – 3pm (according to TimeOut Sydney)
St Jude doesn’t have a website, so there’s hardly any info online – this just means you have to go there yourself to check it out!
Sitting on the corner of Bourke and Thurlow Street, St Jude occupies a small little corner with wide open windows and doors. It creates a beautifully lit area for morning brunch.
Also, check out that peeling pastel paint! Very rustic.
For a table for two on the weekend, the wait is only 5-10 minutes. The tall waiter running around is the same guy who was here last visit (around April 2013). He’s friendly and keeps you frequently informed of how much longer the wait is!
Check out that girl staring at us…
The decor at St Jude is a bit… weird. The wall is lined with (meat?) hooks and shelves of antique framed pictures , ships and…wait for it, porcelain dolls! Yes, some might find it creepy. But thank goodness, St Jude has plenty of open windows to let in light. I can only imagine (with fear) what this place would look like at night!
D2D orders a large flat white with a heart. You can see little bowls of sea salt and dukkah on the table, as well as a jar of sugar.
Most tables fit 2-4 people, but the center table is a large communal one. Check out the beautiful flowers! You might also notice the geometric lights they have….
The food comes out pretty quickly at St Jude.
Here is my sweet corn and pumpkin fritters! You get three, plus a poached egg and a spinach salad on the side. A pretty good deal for $14.50.
D2D’s avocado smash comes with some bread (hidden in the picture) and is a delicious combination of flavours. I am surprised that, for once, he doesn’t get something with eggs.
At the front counter, they also have a selection of cakes and muffins…and antique gadgets like scales and magnifying glasses! This really feels a bit steampunk. Can you also spot the coconut and straw just there on the counter? I wonder what that is…
What else is around?
Since St Jude is at the southern end of Bourke Street, it’s a short walk to the Dank Street neighbourhood and other great Redfern eats.
You can also check out Moore Park if you continue down Thurlow Street, and head into the Moore Park Driving Range and the nearby Moore Park Showground.