Bill Granger brings bills cafe to Double Bay

Doors open: inside the new Double Bay cafe.
Doors open: inside the new Double Bay cafe. Photo: Petrina Tinslay

Neil Perry opens Margaret restaurant in Double Bay next month, but late last year Good Food reported cafe pioneer Bill Granger was among food operators to have sniffed out postcode 2028.

With construction finally finished at Granger's new digs on Cross Street, bills opened its doors this week, and the suburb and cafe were made for each other.

Bills might be the spiritual home of ricotta hotcakes, but there's a quirky new menu item that's exclusive to this location. Sydney-born chef Terri Mercieca, the owner of London dessert outfit Happy Endings, has developed a soft-serve for bills. The flavour is inspired by the honeycomb butter served with the cafe's signature hotcakes, with melted honeycomb and cultured butter mixed through a creamy ice-cream base. 

The special soft-serve is inspired by the honeycomb butter served atop bills' signature hotcakes.
The special soft-serve is inspired by the honeycomb butter served atop bills' signature hotcakes. Photo: Petrina Tinslay

Sydneysiders do not live on sweet stuff alone, so the menu hops from a prawn burger with lemongrass dressing to a grilled lobster dish, a warm lentil salad and longtime Double Bay staple, schnitzel.

Bills, and its tan banquettes, joins a posse of new venues which have opened in the area, including Lotus and Sinaloa.

Open daily 7am-10pm.

16 Cross Street, Double Bay, 02 8412 1144, bills.com.au