Now open along Enmore Road is Sydney’s latest dessert obsession; Andy Bowdy’s Saga. Located in the shell of what was formerly Baller’s Polpetteria, the new cafe/dessert joint has a smart fit-out from the team at Smith and Carmody with references to Japanese lattice work and also Scandinavian pale. Peering right into Saga, the display for Bowdy’s cakes and pastry selection sits adjoining their busy kitchen. Adding to the offerings at Saga, a large lunch menu consisting of cafe fares that elevates this beyond what you’d expect from Bowdy. It’s not just a cake shop. Also here a selection of sandwiches featuring breads from Dust Bakery and Brickfields. Saga introduces a savory menu alongside his more familiar desserts selection.
Saga is intimately scaled and the cafe will sit about 40-45. At the far end, a long counter near the kitchen. Here you might spot Andy behind the pans – yes, he’s cooking.
The Tony from his selection of mini-AB cakes features his signature drips and slightly chaotic florishes that fans adore. Atop, a dollop of torched meringue with cake, dehydrated raspberries and crushed hazel nuts. The Tony is essentially a raspberry mousse/baked cheese cake with sweet lightly acidic lemon jam inside. It’s sweet, pretty and plenty large enough for 2. Saga’s Banana Cream Pie features a firm chocolate biscuit base, fresh bananas and shaved chocolates. It’s light, airy and pleasing with the artificer coffee.
From Saga’s savoury menu, chopped egg and gribiche (a mayonnaise-style cold egg sauce) sits atop some tasty christmas ham. This, their version of a ham and egg muffin.
Striking all the right notes, from friendly efficient table service, great coffees and eats; Saga is a welcome addition to Enmore adding to its burgeoning reputation as one of Sydney’s most impressive eat streets. Come for brunch and stay for desserts. Visit at 178 Enmore Road.
178 Enmore Road, Enmore