by Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Thursday 11 June 2009

When you wake up on a Sunday morning with a slightly hazy head and a rumbling tummy, what do you need? A damn good brunch! And where can you find one? Well, if you happen to live around Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, I suggest you head straight to Ruby’s Diner, on Bronte Road in Waverley. Ruby’s is owned by a cool dude named Ed, who gained local notoriety at Jed’s Cafe in Bondi.

Despite never failing to serve up great tucker and coffee, the prices at this trendy little diner are as down to earth as the decor.

There’s no skimping on quality, and they’re committed to supporting local suppliers, and buying only the finest produce. This includes bread from Iggy’s in Bronte, and coffee from Single Origin in Surry Hills.

Though Ruby’s has recently opened for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, I tend to keep my visits to brunch-time – when I can kick back in the fresh air with the papers and a latte. My personal favourites are the poached eggs with baked ricotta, mushrooms and rocket, the porridge with rhubarb, honeyed pears and pistachio crumble, and (what has to be) Sydney’s very best croque monsieur.