Di Lorenzo Coffee. 14 Hartill-Law Avenue, Bardwell Park. I’ve driven past this place a few times, and when I was due for a late lunch, I thought I’d call in. There’s a lot of Pinocchio-themed toys and artwork on the walls and around the coffee machine, and the menu is even inside a Pinocchio storybook.
Tasty and generously portioned caesar salad ($12.50) and flat white ($3.50), with still water in an italian soda bottle (free). It’s a good quality, suburban cafe that makes an effort to make its customers welcome.
Di Lorenzo coffee. 98-102 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown. Quite a fancy (read, Eastern suburbs chic) place for a cafe that is an add-on to a custom motorcycle (and merchandise) store. Somehow, they manage to keep the smell of (mechanical) grease outside of the cafe – no mean feat in itself!
The interior has a feeling of space thanks to the high ceilings, and despite the TV in one corner playing The Dark Knight, it’s largely a space that facilitates conversation and taking the time to appreciate the high quality (with a price to match) food that’s on offer. The food service on this weekday lunchtime is fairly slow – expect a 15-20 minute wait for anything that isn’t pre-prepared from the window.
The coffee is far more reasonably priced, and prepared more swiftly. It’s the standard Di Lorenzo fare: pleasant enough, with a thick, foamy milk head, and is certainly a worthy accompaniment to the tasty food menu.
Di Lorenzo coffee. 37 Constitution Rd, Dulwich Hill. Located literally on a roundabout, this place has a busy "neighbourhood hub" feel to it. There are families, prams and babies, most age ranges are represented. The menu, though certainly not the cheapest in Sydney is great food, really generously portioned: it’s worth a visit just for the food.
The coffee is perfectly adequate: a complimentary “tiny teddy” biscuit comes out with each cup to provide a little extra character. It’s well made, a good temperature, but doesn’t stand out.
Overall, it’s the friendly and helpful staff, and the top-notch food that makes this place worth a visit.
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Di lorenzo coffee. Mary st, surry hills. Sit indoors or outdoors in
this place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy the friendly
staff, and tasty menu. It’s not the cheapest place in the
neighbourhood, but the food is of that slightly higher calibre to
Coffee is solid: it’s a safe choice, the kind that will deliver time
and again. Not destined for awards, but eminently drinkable.
Di Lorenzo Coffee. its interior design packed with straight lines and muted colours, this is a place for the architectural crowd to enjoy. Galley-style, open kitchen, communal table, and a corporate feel. As it turns out, this place is also an architect’s office!
Coffee is smooth, and a good temperature, reminiscent of grinders. 6.5/10