Toby’s estate coffee. 54 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. I’ve spotted the Toby’s sandwich board on the street a few times, but never made the journey up the arcade to find this little place. There are a few seats inside against the glass wall, and a series of couches nearby further up the arcade.
The barista is up for a chat if you’re interested, and the prices are good. $3.20 for a large coffee, and no decaf tax. If that is too much for you, then there’s also a buy 8, get 1 free card for regular customers.
The menu is really simple: toast, croissants, bagels, banana bread. The decaf coffee is pre-ground and bought weekly. It’s a well-made, but tasted a bit metallic to me – not my favourite cup.