Vittoria coffee. 300 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. In the plaza next to the old RTA building. It has a mix of indoor and outdoor seating for about 50 people. Inside, there’s a sandwich bar and a range of pastries sweet and savoury.
On duty is a chatty, engaging barista who knows his customers by name and order. This would be a pleasant spot to wait for someone you were meeting at Central station.
They have a decaf grinder, but the coffee is not ground to order. Coffee is hot and thin, with an odd flavour at first, but settles down to be a better-than-feared drop (I’ve had some bad experiences with Vittoria in the past).