Goldenbean 66, Sydney

Morgan’s handcrafted coffee. Situated in the Sydney Masonic Centre, there’s a lot of natural light, since there are 18 foot high ceilings with glass walls. Staff are friendly and courteous, and there’s a huge range of breakfast choices.

Coffee is good; despite an overly thick head, it’s a sweet, complex flavour, with a mostly pleasant aftertaste – very good for a decaf.

As a writing venue, this would be great. On first visit, I’m invited to stay all day.

Pacific magazines cafe, McMahons Point

Morgan’s coffee. This is really the staff canteen of the publishing house, but it’s open to anyone who cares to visit. A range of healthy lunch options, and a lot of magazine covers adorn the walls.

The decaf is ground to order, and has some sweetness to it, and even some complexity – what are the odds? Even for a takeaway cup, the attention to detail on the milk is impressive. Truly a diamond in the rough.