Shop 2/2 Bungan Street, Mona Vale, NSW
It’s a tiny wedge of a cafe, but that doesn’t stop the locals from packing it in. They come in tight groups to line the window bench or knock knees at cosy tables.
There might barely be room to swing a cat without hitting an earthy deco lamp, but the baristas seem to have worked
out the most efficient way to keep pulling the levers on the steaming silver La Marzocco without missing a beat.
There’s not much in the way of food beyond toasted sandwiches, but that probably isn’t what has people coming back. That would be my rusty-looking espresso. Bright and smooth in the mouth with a lively finish, it’s softer than I expected from its resinous aroma, and I’m sorry there isn’t more of it. So I follow it up with a frothy cappuccino which fills the mouth with mellow sweetness before disappearing in a wave of vanilla. A little too milky, but in a close, comforting way.
+612 9997 5711
mon - fri: 5am - 2.30pm sat: 5am - 12.30pm sunday closed