Epi d’or, Kirribilli

Toby’s estate coffee. Shop 11, Bligh st, Kirribilli. A short walk from Milson’s Point station, this tasteful, hole-in-the-wall shop sells a range of breads, freshly ground-to-order coffee, and a variety of french food.

Coffee is well made: a bit hot and delicate at first, but the more you drink it, the more it impresses. Well worth a visit. Note, though, there is no decaf.

Trio’s harbourside café, Kirribilli

Belaroma coffee. Shop 4, 12 fitzroy st, kirribilli. On the east side of the harbour bridge, and indeed with water views from some tables, this indoor : outdoor café is fairly quiet on this friday afternoon. A solid range of menu offerings: breakfast, lunch, even some desserts.

The food takes a long time to come out.

(decaf latte) coffee is smooth, rich in flavour, with a first taste that is a little bitter, but rounds out well. A satisfying cup.