White horse coffee. 137 Flora St, Sutherland.
It’s taken me a long time to get to visit this place when it was open. I’ve seen its shuttered doors on three separate occasions. They’re only open on weekdays, and they have a tendency to be closed over the Christmas holidays.
Walk in past the outdoor seating, past the communal table with its laptop-using customers and locals who are gathered for a conversation and a coffee, and you’ll reach the counter. One staff member is just greeting people and getting the orders right.
Order a decaf latte, and they make it up in very quick time: there’s a decaf grinder, and although the large decaf latte ($4) is dominated by milk (and hence loses any sense of nuance), it’s a drinkable, quality cup.