the little marionette, balmain Little Marionette Coffee. 1A Booth St, Balmain. Across the road from Gladstone park, if you’re lucky you can find a parking spot just across the road. Though not a large cafe, it manages to fit a couple of bookshelves on the wall, giving that welcoming sense of a second hand bookshop. […]
poppys 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 […]
Stir café, balmain Allpress espresso coffee. 354 darling st, balmain. A green colourbond fence surrounds a paved courtyard with its funky wooden chairs, and black-painted wooden tables. Staf are friendly, they even come to the table and pour your water for you, with a slice of lemon in the glass: above the call of duty. […]
Bertoni’s casalinga, balmain Belcafe coffee. Somehow this place is crowded and friendly at once. Communal table, against a wall, surrounded with different people all going about their morning rituals. Mostly magazine reading. Coffee is made enthusiastically, but there are a few people ahead of me in the queue. Without asking, a glass of water arrives […]
Balmain eating house, balmain Karmee coffee. Rustic mediterranean décor, upmarket food – almost worthy of tablecloths. Varied mix of balmain people, from the new parents to the retirees. Coffee, not their specialty, is as you would expect from a place that concentrates more on its food. Pleasant enough.