200 Pittwater Rd,
(02) 9977 7386
Mon-Sun: 7am - 4pm
Fri-Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Delicious freshly made meals and snacks created using the best organic ingredients with no hidden nasties. Ruby Lane is setting a new standard for health conscious customers.
Ruby Lane owner Phil Dawson says his venue is about great tasting food with no hidden nasties. Ruby Lane boasts a menu to be enjoyed by anyone who loves great food with the added bonus of being good for you.
The breakfast and lunch menus have been so successful that Ruby Lane is now opening for dinner at the weekends. “It can be hard to find a good place to eat in the evening,” says Phil, considering the health conscious diner, who frequents organic style cafés that are all closed by late afternoon.
“Our space has a nice relaxed vibe and we are all about ethically sourcing good food. We don’t have a deep fryer; we make everything from scratch and we make it on the premises; most things are gluten free; there are dairy free and vegan options and all sweets are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free,” explains Phil.
The meat is organic and biodynamic from Shiralee Butcher and the wine list is 100 per cent organic. Wholesome, flavoursome dishes to tempt any palette.
Ruby Lane is BYO and also offers an extensive wine and cocktail list showcasing organic Australian wines from the Hunter Valley, Mudgee, Margaret River and elsewhere. Cocktails include ‘Yin & Yang’ featuring gin from Manly Distillery, in Brookvale, mixed with blackberry, basil and maple with a splash of ginger and turmeric kombucha or a ‘Salty Embrace’ – dark rum, warm apple cider, grass fed butter, vanilla maple, cinnamon and Himalayan salt. Plus, there are beer, ciders and non-alcoholic drinks.
The grocery store within Ruby Lane is about stocking ingredients featured in the meals and snacks and allowing customers to potentially make these at home.
“Some of our grocery customers are regulars but it’s also about when people come and have lunch and then they look at what is for sale as well. It is transparency we are trying to promote. If you want to know about the ingredients they are on the shelf and if you want to know more about how we eat then come to a workshop,” Phil says.
Ruby Lane is more than just a café and hosts workshops and talks to help educate and explain the health message the venue is keen to promote and build awareness around nutrition and health.