Seasonal, simple and fresh. Welcome to Flour Drum Newtown where rustic food is served with a refreshingly modern approach in a warm, welcoming setting.
Inspired by traditional preparation techniques and a simple handcrafted approach to cooking, our daily menu features in-season produce paired with the finest locally sourced ingredients from likeminded artisan suppliers. We also take a housemade approach to our menu. All our jams, muesli, baked beans, cakes, sweets and pies are made in our kitchen, including our very own peanut butter and pie sauces.
At Flour Drum, brekkie is all about great artisan coffees paired with healthy, wholesome and hearty food with a dash of life’s little delights. Our menu is complimented by fine ingredients from local suppliers who share our artisan vision. If you love fresh eggs delivered straight from the farm, daily baked hand-made rustic breads, boutique artisan coffee; milk also delivered directly from the farm and housemade muesli, jams, preserves, peanut butters and sauces… you’re in for a treat.
Brunch & lunch are always full of surprises at Flour Drum. Apart from our seriously delicious housemade salads, burgers, pies, quiches and sandwiches, our daily/weekly specials are ever changing based on the best seasonal produce. You’ll find great omelettes, schnitzels, slow cooked meats, fine sausages, soups, housemade pasta or a Sunday roast to name a few.
Time for a pick me up… or just a sweet sensation for that afternoon urge…at Flour Drum our ‘afternoon delights’ are constantly changing so you’ll be in for a surprise when you visit. All our cakes, sweets and deserts are baked in-house daily, from cakes, friands, short breads, cookies, biscuits, pastries, baklava, trifles, puddings and more.
Flour Drum Newtown has been created by a trio of lifetime friends Christopher Heaps, John Ageletos and Victor Li, who shared the vision of creating a distinctive cafe that serves great artisan coffee and modern, wholesome, hearty rustic food that is inspired by our diverse multi-cultural heritage.
Christopher Heaps has 30 years experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in some of the top restaurants in Sydney. He honed his skills with renown chef Stefano Manfredi and his family (Bells at Killcare & Bella at The Star Casino) at the SMH hatted Bel Mondo and The Restaurant. He was also the co-owner of The Wharf Restaurant at Sydney Theatre Company (SMH hatted) with legendary chef Anders Ousback.
John Ageletos was born and bred in Newtown. He has been cooking with his mum since the age of 5 and has over 20 years of experience in the cafe industry. He has been the ‘go to’ man for many Sydney cafes in business crises. Flour Drum Newtown is the realisation of his long time ambition to open his own eatery in his hometown to serve the locals.
Victor Li has created memorable brands for some of Sydney’s top chefs including Stefano Manfredi’s Bel Mondo, Tony Papas and Robert Smallbone (The Boathouse, Bayswater Brasserie and First Floor Bondi) and Peter Doyle’s legendary Cicada in Potts Point. He was also co-founder of Sydney’s longest running nightclub Chinese Laundry and the legendary Sweatbox Parties of the 80s and 90s. He is currently the creative director of Our Agency, one of Sydney’s most awarded property brand, design and marketing agencies.
Designed from a creative vision by co-owner Christopher Heaps, Flour Drum features a distinguished and cosy interior that is welcoming and comfortable with an ambience that is relaxing yet invigorating.
The front room is filled with morning sun all year round with unique intimate banquette seating for singles, couples and friends.
The main room features a prominent 12 metre mural created by artist Scott Marsh, with linear seating that sets the mood for great family gathering, socialising, business lunches and intimate dates. The space is also ideal for private functions and is available between 5–9 pm daily. Please contact us for further information.
We have disabled access with a disabled wash room and we are also pram and kid friendly with high chairs for babies and nappy change facilities available.
Visit us at 531 King Street Newtown – down the Southern end near Sydney Park – to enjoy quintessentially Australian food with a distinct multicultural twist.