Belaroma Coffee. Shop 8,405-411 Sussex Street, Sydney. I saw this place not long after it was opened, and was really surprised that a western-styled cafe was open in the midst of Chinatown in Sydney. A few weeks later, I managed to return to try their decaf. When walking through the door, you’re greeted with a lot of enthusiasm.
As you can see, the counter has a lot of space dedicated to the coffee machine and the grinder – the decaf itself is pre-ground, but it still manages to be pleasant, with a hint of nutiness.
The menu is a mix of East and West: there’s the usual sandwiches and cafe fare, but there are also some Vietnamese dishes – I haven’t had a chance to try them yet, but I’m looking forward to giving this place another try.