Allpress coffee. 28-30 Queen St, Chippendale. With windows at street level, it’s down a few stairs to the main space, which seats about 20.
Fresh flowers on the communal table separate out the space a little, and underneath there are a wide range of magazines and newspapers to wade through.
Most of the space has dark walls, with an almost Campos-green feature colour throughout, and then there’s this corner:
Spectacular colours, and Union Jack cushion covers bring home the “Queen” theme (if you look closely near the cash register, you can see a little statue of the Queen).
They manage to do a lot in the small space – there’s a freshly made salad of the day on offer, and some of the biggest sandwiches I’ve ever seen in a cafe ($9, unreviewed).
I heard about this place via the brasserie bread blog, and thought I should check it out.
Coffee is pleasant; pre-ground, but still a hint of sweetness.
Water is self-serve.