Blind Man Coffee. 122 Chapel St, Marrickville. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in a cafe that was a converted garage. Last time was a mixed-bag (now closed down), but this time they’ve managed to make a blissful retreat from the densely packed street surrounds.
The exclamation marks on the wall show the menus, and it’s a standard La Marzocco churning out the coffees and the chai lattes.
Beyond the grinders, there is a set of shelves with a range of single origin coffees ($10 for 250g), chai, and teas. You can even buy crockery!
The decaf long black comes from its own grinder, and is a well made one (the lattes have great latte art, and are well extracted). Make sure you try the water from the jug – infused with quills of cinnamon.
Food-wise there are toasties (tomato, bocconcini and pesto or egg, haloumi, mushroom and relish. Both are really tasty.
Oh, and the chai is as great as you’d expect from Sticky Chai.
This place is worth a visit, just to experience the atmosphere (but the food, coffee and chai more than hold their own).