NEW Goldie's

Jackie McMillan
5th Mar 2024

Goldie’s is the new gal in Dulwich Hill. You’ll find her relaxed, peachy complexion down the bottom of the suburb’s main shopping strip. Don’t look for exterior signage, Goldie’s is yet to be crowned, but everything else is slick and fully operational. With the friendly floor team rocking branded t-shirts and aprons, and house-made products already lining the walls, Goldie’s seems confident you’ll want her to stick around. After sampling the cafe’s first ever special — crispy sweet chilli chicken and pancakes ($24) — I’m inclined to agree. Rather than a sugar-fest, the sticky-sweet red sauce oozing over crisp fillets of fried chook and fluffy golden pancakes with pats of butter had more heat and ginger-nuance than I was expecting. If it’s still on, it’s a worthy cheat-day treat. 

From the regular menu, a trio of pork’n’pineapple tacos ($22) teamed slow-cooked pulled pork with pico de gallo, salsa verde and ‘slaw. Staff supplied their branded chilli oil supplied on request, and the tacos did benefit from the moderately spicy lift. Coffee Supreme’s Five Star blend scrubbed up well in a cappuccino ($4.50) served at precisely the right temperature with a hint of liquorice cutting through. The green smoothie ($11) here is so easy-to-drink it belies being healthy, teaming avocado, spinach, banana and coconut water into a long cold drink that matches the venue’s contrasting frosty green. 

With double frontage onto Marrickville Road, this spacious newcomer even has room for prams. Don’t  forget to check out the baking on display in the glass front counter. The salt-crusted big chocolate chip cookie ($6.50) I took home was pretty sweet. Get in before Goldie’s is the name on everyone’s lips.