Shop 50, Strathfield Plaza, Strathfield, NSW
From among the spicy scents of Indian curry and coriander, a sudden rush of freshly ground coffee beans comes kicking through. This place in the heart of Strathfield picks up a good street trade -and much of its competing aromas; it’s a stark and welcome contrast to the myriad Asian stores and eateries that surround the cafe. This quaint space has some outdoor seating, but the prominent chandelier draws me to take a seat. The decor is filled with warm tones and a sleek European feel.
The staff are efficient and busy, pumping out coffee like assembly-line workers. I order at the counter and it promptly arrives. True to its name, my short black has a dark, thick crema that reveals a spicy aroma when stirred. The shot is certainly short, but the aftertaste is long, and leaves a gorgeous liquorice flavour. A lovely spiced note to compete with the street outside!
+612 9764 1840
mon - fri: 6am - 10pm sat: 7am - 10pm sun: 8am - 10pm