6 Surf Road, Cronulla, NSW, 2230
The problem with remakes is that all too often they’re not as good as the original. So you can understand the trepidation when Grind announced a refurbishment of their founding cafe. What would be the fate of one of Sydney’s best?
The baristas are quick to point out that the renovations were more cosmetic than structural: the floorboards are newly polished, the walls are a fresher shade of cream -but aside from that (and some more kitchen space out back), the heritage building is relatively unchanged. The consistently good coffee and the staff’s passion remain in place.
A cameo 20-years-aged Colombian possesses a woody aroma, dense body, mild acidity and burnt-caramel flavour -truly something to savour. The house blend is just as exciting, with buttery tones and a sweet aftertaste. Later at night, Turkish and the Japanese siphon coffees are served: think rich, deep in flavour, and smooth on the palate. All up, the Grind remake delivers a quality show -the kind you’d buy in box set.
sat - tue: 6am - 6pm wed - fri: 6am - 9pm