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Ex-Aria chef opens Three Williams in Redfern, Sydney

In keeping with the ongoing de-ghettofication of Redfern in Sydney’s Inner West, it makes sense that ex-Aria chef Tim Bryan would zone in the on the opportunity.

Glen Bowditch, Tim Bryan and Noreen Bryan

Say hello to Three Williams, the best café on what used to be the wrong side of the tracks. Triple-cooked chips, a naan bread Ruben hybrid that will melt your mind and loads of whimsical touches like stripy straws and old school milk bottles are what make this so much more than a neighbourhood diner.

The sparse, urban interior 

Gentleman extraordinaire Glen Bowditch leads the floor team at Three Williams and a flock of highly strung baristas knocking out Single Origin goodness, the service is as good (or better) than many white linen joints at a fraction of the price.

The greatest Ruben in the world

The café itself spans a generous 280 square metres and offers free WiFi and power points dotted around the venue. Seating up to 60 people at a time, and able to fit over 100 people cocktail style, Three Williams will be fully licenced in just weeks and offers a fully flexible event menu including canapés, share platters, buffet-style, alternate drop and a la carte.