The meat pie is synonymous with Australia, and no place is more iconic in Sydney than Woolloomooloo's Harry's Cafe de Wheels. What started out as a simple stand turned into one of the first food trucks when local ordinances dictated that mobile food carts had to move at least 12 inches every day. There are now dozens of Harry's around Sydney, each serving up their famous pies. "The Tiger" is the most well known: a pie topped with mashed potatoes, gravy, and mushy peas. There are no tables to speak of, but rather a counter attached to the truck. Thousands of celebrities, politicians, and locals have flocked to Harry's for their pie fix. And the place is open until 2 a.m., making it a great late-night spot.
Harry's Cafe de Wheels is a sweet spot. Opposite the water in Woolloomooloo, and with a generous menu full of deliciously simple items, it's hard to go wrong. The signature Tiger is a joy; a pie topped with mashed potatoes, mushy peas, and gravy. Hello.
For most Sydney-siders, Harry's Cafe is a well known eatery. It's busy on weekends, and gets crazy around lunchtime any day of the week. But visit Harry's in the quiet lull of the day, surround yourself with the synchronised hustle and bustle of the wharf, and enjoy a tri-layered pie; and you're halfway to perfection. With gravy on top.