Primo caffe coffee. 261 King St, Newtown. Attached to the Dendy cinema at Newtown (you have to walk past the café to reach the cinema), this place is a regular destination for a pre or post-movie snack.
When they’re busy, they hand out raffle tickets to the queueing diners, not as a contest, but to keep track of who’s next. Expect a long wait for your order once you see a waitress with a raffle book.
An unusual menu choice to here is the bowl of coffee with wood-fired bread. Coffee, alas, tastes like primo: no amount of skill can cover that flavour. The bread, though, provides an extra range of flavours.