Harry's Café de Wheels: Colonel Sanders Favorite Cafe
Harry's Café de Wheels: Colonel Sanders Favorite Cafe

This hot dog cafe has been operating for over 80 years. Tiger Pie, its signature dish, is said to be the favorite dish of many legendary figures. One of them being Colonel Sanders, founder of KFC.
19 Jun 2022

Harry's Café de Wheels is a popular hot dog restaurant in Australia. This restaurant is famous for their delicious "Tiger Pie" hot dogs and cakes.

A brief history of Harry's Café de Wheels

Colonel Sanders enjoying the “Tiger Pie” cake
Colonel Sanders enjoying the “Tiger Pie” cake

Harry's Café de Wheels has proudly served customers for over 80 years, with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Sir Elton John, and Prince Harry among the many who have made Tiger Pie their favorite dish.

The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Colonel Sanders, also makes the "Tiger Pie" cake at this cafe his favorite dish.

It all started when Harry "Tiger" Edwards were having a frustrating search for a good late-night snack, which then led him to open a caravan cafe near the front gate of the Woolloomooloo naval shipyard in Sydney, Australia. He named it 'Harry's Café de Wheels.'

The first Harry's Cafe De Wheels in Woolloomooloo
The first Harry's Cafe De Wheels in Woolloomooloo

The naming 'Harry's Café de Wheels' was a bit brave at the time as local city laws required it to move caravans a minimum of 12 inches daily. His bravery and proven skills as a boxer earned him the nickname "Tiger" - a name passed down to his iconic cake - which is still served at its original location in Woolloomooloo.

Harry's Cafe de Wheels today

Harry's Cafe de Wheels
Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Harry's Cafe de Wheels has expanded to various areas in Australia. Current locations include: Baulkham Hills, Bligh Park, Darling Quarter, Greystanes, Kogarah, Liverpool, Marsden Park*, Newcastle, Pennant Hills, Penrith, St Marys*, Tempe, Ultimo, Wetheril Park, Woodbine & Woolloomooloo

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