They don’t beat about the bush, this St Leonards lot – Christie Street Cafe is a cafe on Christie Street in north Sydney. Sometimes the simple way is the best way. Christie Street cafe keep things simple over lunchtime – it doesn’t get much more satisfying than homemade chicken schnitzel with chips and gravy, beef or grilled chicken burger, steak sammy or beef nachos with sour cream. They have a good range of sandwiches, too, from sweet chilli chicken to roasted vege, tuna and tabouli to falafel and hummus. It’s not all comfort classics here in St Leonards, though. How about grilled honey soy chicken with salad and avocado? Chilli basil grilled fish, or Thai beef salad? You can count on reliable coffee at Christie Street cafe, and while they have plenty of space people often cram in, so it’s wise to book a table ahead of time.