Little Marionette coffee. 14 Foster St, Surry Hills. In what could be the best use of space I’ve seen in a cafe, the team behind Corduroy have taken the space around the accessible entry to the building and created a hip space with seating, a capable kitchen, and some top-notch coffee-making gear.
Here you can see the ramp that leads straight from the entrance / cash register up to the seating, which itself doubles as storage for the cafe. They’re still finding their feet around the organisation of the cafe, but there’s a promising friendly vibe, and they’ve managed to find a good price-point for their offerings that’s a little shy of the big name cafes in the area.
The coffee is really impressive – I had a sip of a non-decaf latte, but it was the decaf that won the day for me: I didn’t see it made, but judging by the grinders at the front, it’s freshly ground to order.
The kitchen offerings look impressive – I’d like to head back for a meal.
Try and head in via public transport if you’re visiting during the week – street parking during office hours is $7/hr.