GRATIA & FOLONOMO

 

372 Bourke Street, Surry Hills (Coner Bourke and Albion Streets)

(02) 8719 0518

Hours:

Gratia

Tue to Sun 8.00am–3pm

Folonomo

Tue to Sat 6pm–10pm

 

www.gratia.org.au

www.folonomo.org.au

 

Gratia and Folonomo in Sydney’s Surry Hills brings a whole new meaning to the term “feel good food.” This innovative and ‘delicious’ social enterprise donates 100% of all profits back to charity, half of which are chosen by the diners themselves. Gratia, meaning gratitude is the daytime café on one side of an internal courtyard and Folonoma (an acronym of “for love not money”) is the evening restaurant on the other. They have distinct and different menus but both operate out of the same kitchen with rotating menus that reflect Australian multiculturalism. But don’t be thinking that this charitable ethos is at the expense of quality. We ate lunch at Gratia and it was truly delicious. (in fact we ordered an extra salad to take away for dinner). We shared a mixed grain salad with slow cooked lamb shoulder, toasted seeds, avocado, red currants and asparagus and a beetroot, carrot and lentil salad with mint, whipped feta and warm smoked trout. Both were sensational. Fresh flavours, healthy and generous servings. Gratia also serves an all day breakfast menu which looks delicious as does the Folonomo dinner menu (which you can see online). The concept behind these enterprises, to “encourage a spirit of community, collaboration & compassion” is as inspiring as the menu is delicious … eat well and feel good doing it. The perfect combination.