corduroy, surry hills

corduroy cafe, surry hills

Little Marionette coffee. 14 Foster St, Surry Hills. In what could be the best use of space I’ve seen in a cafe, the team behind Corduroy have taken the space around the accessible entry to the building and created a hip space with seating, a capable kitchen, and some top-notch coffee-making gear.

corduroy cafe, surry hills

Here you can see the ramp that leads straight from the entrance / cash register up to the seating, which itself doubles as storage for the cafe. They’re still finding their feet around the organisation of the cafe, but there’s a promising friendly vibe, and they’ve managed to find a good price-point for their offerings that’s a little shy of the big name cafes in the area.

corduroy cafe, surry hills

The coffee is really impressive – I had a sip of a non-decaf latte, but it was the decaf that won the day for me: I didn’t see it made, but judging by the grinders at the front, it’s freshly ground to order.

The kitchen offerings look impressive – I’d like to head back for a meal.

Try and head in via public transport if you’re visiting during the week – street parking during office hours is $7/hr.


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(Celebrity) Ashley Judd writes about media misogyny

This piece – Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance summarises a lot of what is wrong with the media obsession with celebrity, and our increasingly visual culture.

When I have gained weight, going from my usual size two/four to a six/eight after a lazy six months of not exercising, and that weight gain shows in my face and arms, I am a “cow” and a “pig” and I “better watch out” because my husband “is looking for his second wife.”