Peaberry Espresso. 166 Riley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. Recommended by a friend, I never would have ventured to the far side (from work) of Oxford Street, but I’m glad I made the journey. It’s hard to tell from the outside, but this is one of those places that feels like a little haven for espresso. There’s enough light to read comfortably, but not so much that you’re basking in the afternoon sun – this allows the senses more scope to focus on the coffee.
The barista admits that the decaf is not his preference – they have two house blends that are more to his taste. It has a strong, earthy flavour to it, with enough complexity to know you’re in good hands. It’s tough to fault the milkwork too. Another one of those “must visit” cafes for your next trip to Sydney.
Website: peaberry espresso