Cafe XXII coffee. 22 Union St, Pyrmont. A converted old house has made the transition to cafe / restaurant. The food is a little pricy, but well aligned to what you might expect in the area. Staff are buzzing around: there’s full table service if you want it, Sydney Water branded ‘tap water’ bottles, and a great buzz from the kitchen staff too. Towards the end of the lunchtime rush there’s a bit of a wait, even for takeaway, but if you turn up at a reasonable time, you’ll likely be very well looked after.
They have their own coffee, a combination of seven different arabicas. Sadly, I tried the decaf. It was well made, reminiscent of the one at Mecca espresso on a good day. Some internet reviews are saying it’s inconsistent, but for mine, it’s easily the best coffee in Pyrmont.