Toby’s Estate Coffee. 80 Bay St, Ultimo. In a shared foyer space there’s a lot of exposed timber, fresh flowers, and an abundance of natural life. Take a couple of steps in, and you’ll see some serious coffee-making gear. Not just the espresso machine (there are two, only one in use) and the grinders, but the feeling is of a coffee-making laboratory.
Take a seat further inside on on the sofa-style seating that runs against one wall, or on a wooden chair, and just soak in the light and the wood panelling. This is a place where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings – and only a 2 minute walk from the Broadway shopping complex.
There are a lot of sweet treats on offer, a somewhat adventurous breakfast menu and an expensive but well made set of sandwich options, but it’s really the coffee that sings here.
Decaf latte is very good – one of the best Toby’s coffees I’ve had in a long while. They take their decaf seriously here, with the kind of grinder that a lesser cafe would be using as its main one.
If you’ve been looking for a reason to get back to drinking Toby’s Estate coffee, then this place will get you across the line.