Shop 1/2 Atchison Street, St Leonards, NSW, 2065
There is a wise adage that says to “go with the crowds” when it comes to picking a good cafe or restaurant. At 3 Bean, you’d be hard pressed to walk past and not notice a gathering of people seeking their first coffee of the morning.
A La Marzocco machine sits out front, coupled with two able baristas yelling coffee orders. The hustle of activity extends into the cafe, inviting locals to take time out and order from the full kitchen menu. Further in, where it is quieter, business types have adopted the cafe as a meeting place.
The coffee, by Campos, does not disappoint. The short black has a fruity nose. Sharp and edgy, it finishes in a rich bittersweet finale that endures through the next sip. Milk tames the espresso and unveils velvety caramel undertones that balance the cup.
Not to be left out, tea-lovers are spoilt with a fine selection from T2. If that isn’t enough, a gelato bar completes the indulgence. So why test the saying? Listen to the crowds.
+612 9966 0044
mon - fri: 7am - 4pm saturday & sunday closed