peppi panino, glebe

Peppi Panino, glebe

Arte Caffe coffee. 325a Glebe Point Rd, Glebe. Far from Broadway, this place is a local deli with a rich variety of meats and cheeses on offer, and many other gourmet treats. If you’re looking for some food, there are a range of panini and other sandwiches on offer – this is my preferred stop to grab some food on my way to the park at the end of Glebe Point Rd.

Coffee is well made, freshly ground to order (even the decaf) and prepared very quickly, as befits a cafe in front of a bus stop. Worth a look.


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poppy’s cafe, balmain

Artecaffe Coffee. 487 Darling St, Balmain

The outdoor seating is the first thing that strikes you when you approach here: a mix of locals from different walks of life sit chatting and enjoying coffees and the all-day breakfast. Step inside (and you’ll have to – it’s order and pay at counter) and there are a number of large wooden tables where people are sharing – there’s a sense of community gathering here. The prices are quite reasonable for balmain; the scrambled eggs with sourdough is only $9.50, with sides at $2, $3 or $4. If you’re not after a big breakfast, there are a good range of toast options – even a raisin brioche.

The decaf here is pleasant enough: nothing amazing, but quite a good complement to the rest of the experience here.