Shenkin Espresso Bar, Newtown

shenkin espresso bar, newtown

Mecca Espresso, 239a King St, Newtown. Where for so many years “The old fish cafe” had been pouring coffees, with its signature cords of garlic hanging from the ceiling, a new cafe has emerged. The boys from Shenkin (a little down the road in Erskineville) have created a new venue where the emphasis is not on Israeli food, but on coffee, and exceptional pastries.


interior, shenkin espresso bar, newtown

If you’re trying to watch what you eat, this place is not for you – free samples of a few of the pastries await you right next to the cash register, and a single taste will have you keen to purchase something.

where the magic happens shenkin espresso bar, newtown

Coffee is really good: it’s all ground to order, lovingly made, and ready fairly quickly. A strong contender for the best coffee in Newtown, and certainly the pick of the cafes in the immediate area.


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  1. How great is this place! I went in the other day and had a chat to the guy that owned it. He said his family has had a cafe in Enmore for years and now they're branching out. The coffee was incredible and I had a small pastry which was just… Perfect. I was wondering what the name was for my own blog… So thank you!

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