My friends know PS Café in Dempsey is my default restaurant.
What’s not to love?
The PS trio were the first to recognise the Dempsey ambience, and to make the most of the lush green surrounds. Taking a long barrack-like building, and glassing the walls so when inside you get to appreciate the very pretty outside of green and jungley zen. Keeping the interior stylish yet simple so it doesn’t compete.
It’s stylish, but not dressy, casual but not slouchy. The interior veers towards retro, with lots of lush green and wood floors to bring the jungle inside.
Then there’s the food. A clever menu with the intended clientele in mind: nice salads (try the Sticky Prawn Salad), hearty mains (my faves- the Miso Cod or Chicken Parmigiano) and AMAZING desserts…the PS-style enormous slabs of cake, or ginger puddings, or pies. With a big drinks menu (from herbal infusions, to home-made lemonades, to cocktails), and decent prices, it’s the ideal place hang out over food.
You wouldn’t come here just for the food, or just for the venue, or just for the design – it’s a happy culmination of all three that makes it my personal favourite.
Be warned though, it can get noisy when busy; portions for most of the dishes are large; and you need to book (but no reservations for the very popular brunch).
PS.CAFE at HARDING
28B HARDING ROAD
T: 6479 3343