Ruby’s Diner is the epitome of Eastern Suburbs hipster chic. Young and chilled out waitstaff will attend to your every need with a smile and the chef will produce healthy and delicious food with speed. Inside is a narrow space brightened by a colourful wall mural however outside is where to be with little ones. There is more room to move and the morning sunshine is the perfect start to the day.
The kids menu is served all day to those under 15. It is simple, thoughtful and well priced. It consists of six choices: coco pops ($4); scrambled eggs ($6); ham and cheese toastie ($6); nutella brioche toast ($8); yoghurt cup ($6); and kids burger ($10) . Babycinos are served in paper cups with a lid, straw and marshmallow on top, so no spilt milk. The girls thoroughly enjoyed their ham and cheese toasties for lunch and of course the babycinos were very well received.
The main menu at Ruby’s is one of my all time favourites in Sydney. Not only is the menu well thought out, there are also plenty of gluten-free (GF) and dairy-free (DF) options. Their housemade super food muffin is GF and DF, made with buckwheat and brown rice flours, cocoa nibs, chia seeds, maple syrup and coconut oil ($6.50). If you are brave, dessert for breakfast is a decadent treat – pan fried bread and butter pudding with cream fraiche, banana and caramel ($19). I went for the avocado and roast tomato on gluten free with a poached egg and apple balsamic ($19), which was breakfast heaven on a plate.
Lunch is from 11.30am with plenty of super healthy salads and hearty options such as Ruby’s Organic Beef Burger ($19) and meatballs with parmesan and kale ($17). The health conscious will love the raw breakfast salad ($19) and the raw carrot and beetroot salad ($16). Combine lunch with a tumeric and cayenne shot for an added energy and immune kick ($3). They also have wild Kombucha on tap which is a detoxifying, probiotic and fermented black tea ($6).
Ruby’s Diner is my new Eastern Suburbs ‘go to’. It offers the perfect combination of a relaxed diner vibe with amazing Australian inspired healthy brunch favourites.