Tisu, balmain east

Coffee roaster coffee. It turns out that balmain east is a good 15 minutes walk from balmain itself, past sandstonje and other heritage buildings. Tisu, then, is a fish out of water with its glass walls and smooth concrete floor.

A range of appealing food options fill a salad bar window, and the café seats about 20 people.

Coffee is fairly standard fare; the milk has been thickened just right, its temperature is spot on for drinking. Flavour-wise, it’s a little smoky, but with full-cream milk it might have been better.