About Us

About Us

Meet Matt and Paul, the creative minds behind CALICO. Their mission is simple. To serve not only extraordinary food and drinks but an entire dining experience. From the crack of dawn to the late hours of the evening, they’ve got you covered, and the warm embrace of their establishment will make you feel like part of their ever-expanding family.

Rooted in the vibrant inner west of Sydney, Matt and Paul’s curiosity for the best of the world’s cuisine has shaped the very essence of CALICO. Their menu is a fusion of flavours that journey from the South to the West Mediterranean. At CALICO, we believe in taking the finest aspects of these food-loving, wine-loving, fun-loving nations and crafting a FEAST cherished by all.

The setting at CALICO is nothing short of special. Bathed in natural light and adorned with verdant vines, it’s an architecturally designed space, featuring tastefully crafted benches, tables, and chairs. The ambiance strikes a harmonious balance, creating an inviting and comfortable atmosphere.

At CALICO, it’s all about the duo, Matt and Paul. These two visionaries share a common dedication to delivering an exceptional dining experience. What they’ve built isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a place where you’ll find great food, impeccable customer service, and a warm, welcoming environment for everyone!

Growing up in Sydney’s inner west, Matt and Paul’s gastronomic curiosity led them on a journey through the Mediterranean, culminating in the CALICO menu. It’s where the charm of a neighbourhood café seamlessly merges with the sophistication of a top-tier restaurant, all nestled in the heart of Redfern, Sydney.

From dawn till dusk, CALICO’s menu is a story of far-off flavours. Classic favourites, like perfectly cooked eggs and vibrant salads, share the limelight with unique dishes, such as flavorful falafel and delightful linguine. As the sun sets and evening descends, the dinner menu takes centre stage, harmonising Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences into a delectable feast. Don’t forget to savour the woodfired pizzas straight from our own oven, available all day – a true culinary highlight.

CALICO is more than just food;

it’s a shared experience. The ambiance effortlessly transforms from a casual daytime hangout to an intimate evening setting. It’s a place where you can grab a quick bite on the go or savour a leisurely meal, feeling equally at ease in either scenario.

But the experience extends beyond what’s on your plate. Our carefully curated selection of beverages, from exquisite coffee and tea to a diverse array of wines, beers, and cocktails, perfectly complements the flavours of our menu. The inviting space at CALICO perfectly mirrors our philosophy – inclusivity and warmth that welcomes you to become a part of our extended family.

So, CALICO isn’t just a restaurant; it’s a community, united by a shared love for delectable cuisine and cherished moments. Come and discover the narrative we’ve woven, and join the table at CALICO for an authentic dining experience that’s all about the delight of food and the connections it fosters.

Ready to experience the warmth and flavours of CALICO for yourself? Book your table today and become a part of our extended family, where every dish is a story, and every guest is a cherished chapter. Your culinary journey begins here. We can’t wait to welcome you with open arms.