Merlo espresso coffee. 549 King St, Newtown. The name of this King St staple has long intrigued me, and today I manage to find some parking nearby, and try the place out. It has a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, and even mid-afternoon it hosts a few apparently regular customers.
Coffee comes out in an opaque latte glass; the glass itself has seen better days, but the coffee is what you’d expect; perhaps a little over-frothed, but easily drinkable: similar to Grinders coffee but even less bitterness.