Directly opposite the Kings Cross fountain it’s named after, this new Art Deco cafe is doing breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
In the last month Potts Point has seen two new venues open; Dear Sainte Éloise and Joseph Hyde, while July is set to expect another all-day eatery from the same team who brought us Moon Park. It’s no doubt the suburb has quickly become the latest hot spot for restaurant openings, and the latest is Fountain, the newly renovated Art Deco cafe on the same site as the former Fountain Café.
Serving up all your favourite breakkie and brunch options, expect to find on the menu sweet corn fritters, toasted sourdough (with lashings of local Pepe Saya’s cultured butter and hank jam), Fountain duck fat hash with bacon and the house speciality, crème bruleè French toast with caramelised banana, toffee, berries and clotted cream.
The coffee is a Fountain exclusive home blend poured just how you like it, and fresh juices are delivered daily (by bicycle) by Potts Point’s own Simon Says’ Cold Pressed Juices. There’s also take away options for those who want to grab something on the run.
For lunch, Fountain boasts a sophisticated menu with a range of tastes and textures including wild mushroom risotto with black truffle Pecorino cheese, Atlantic Salmon and modern twist on the Reuben Sandwich. The lunch menu also includes bars snacks, so if you’re feeling peckish, match your tipple with the salted Cod croquettes or beer-battered zucchini flowers.
The interiors which been taken care by ACME&Co pay homage to the rich Art Deco era of the 1930s and the resurgence of the Potts Point area. A large outdoor dining area overlooking Macleay Street and the fountain also pay reference to this era of bohemian decadence, which championed alfresco dining and wine culture.
Come Spring, Fountain will transform into a premium wine bar stocking the award-winning Hungerford Hill and Sweetwater Estate varietals from the Hunter Valley, as well as an expertly curated selection of wines from across the globe. Enjoy a light bite or an afterwork drop – or if you’re in the mood, tuck into something a little more generous. If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail at bar, try the smoked Negroni, and for a Sunday brunch with the friends, the Bloody Mary jugs are all you need.
Winter trading hours: 7am-6pm
Spring trading hours: 7am-late
02 9331 6000
18 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Sydney