Pica Bar in the Cultural Centre precinct has a few different areas to hang out, have a drink or something to eat – or perhaps just a coffee.
At the back under the shade of the Port Jackson figs, sitting at one of the long tables is certainly a great place to take in the warmer months ((except for the smokers who congregate there), while at the front looking out to the State Library is a smaller stepped area that is popular for a beer or coffee.
Inside are a couple of other drinking nooks – and this is where I sat when I dropped in this week – sitting on one of the rather ragged, but comfortable, leather couches sipping on a glass of Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache rosé – a pleasant fragrant bouquet of strawberries, crisp but with a little mid palate sweetness. Just the thing on a warm day.
The menu at Pica tends towards burgers, steak sandwiches, pies, rolls and the like, as well as the usual breakfast dishes – nothing fancy but quick to be served, and good value.
The wine list again is pretty small and is written up on a blackboard behind the bar – but always has a pretty good selection, and I have always found something to take my fancy.
Pica certainly is a pleasant spot to drop in for a drink or a snack, and with a choice of places to hang out it is well worth a visit when needing a rest when wandering Northbridge.