Cibo espresso bar; north sydney Walker St. Though its lighting is more suited to its alcohol licence than to grabbing a breakfast coffee, cibo has a certain european vibe to it. The manager greets favoured customers in italian, one of the waitresses speaks french, bit despite this, the general sense of welcome is missing. Coffee […]
Voodoo espresso, spring st north sydney Voodoo have three cafes in north sydney;this was the first one I ever visited. They seem to have a strong base of loyal customers, who will chat to the barista for a moment. The silently wait. If you’re eating in , there’s wifi access to be had from the […]
Mona lisa café, burwood As you’d expect from the name. Pictures of the mona lisa abound. Reasonably priced, a positive vibe from behind the espresso machine. Gelato, a big lunch range, and some basic biwcotti and pastries. A pleasant place to pause.
Honeymoon patisserie, petersham Segafredo coffee. Although on a main road, the outside noise is largely muted by the glass frontage, and closed doors. The café still feels breezy, with a roof-mounted air conditioner even making the leaves of the indoor plants move slightly. Were it not for the noise of the other patrons, and the […]
il vizio café leichhardt Somehow, in all the excitement, they lost my food order. Coffee was good: not so much on the first mouthful, but a pleasant aftertaste. With the cd playing background music, you could for a moment – forget you’re in a shopping mall, but the overwhelming aura of the coles soon becomes […]
GG espresso – north sydney Spartan in its furnishings, with simple chairs and tables and a concrete floor, this is a café where you can also buy rugby merchandise… Indeed, you can exchange ten buy-nine-get-one-free cards for a free t-shirt: that’s $270 worth of coffees first, though. Did I mention that the coffee is pleasant? […]
Iffy café, north sydney Shp 8/ 83 Mount St North Sydney. On mount st, below fitness first. Calima coffee;really fast service, and a range of indoor and outdoor seating. Coffee was pleasant, with no bitterness. Update: They’ve changed to piazza d’oro, and this is the place where I buy decaf most days, on my way […]
Fig fine foods, tower square, north sydney Fast, efficient service. One of the few places still open after 4,on a weekday. Another piazza d’oro café.
Red mango patisserie, north sydney Also in Greenwood Plaza (and there are a lot of espresso machines in a small building) is this patisserie, that also sells quite good coffee. Not sure that the red mango website is all that helpful to them: a lot of 404’s (the html version of the site doesn’t work) […]
Peat’s canteen, peat’s island As you can tell by the photo, this isn’t a place that you’d normally think of as a cafe: it’s a Pacific Highway road-side service station, and on the day we visited, they were out of petrol (every so often, a big 4WD would pull in, see the sign, and spin […]