399 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
In a space that might otherwise have served as a storage cupboard, The Bunker takes advantage of low ceilings and narrow confines to create a comfy haven for coffee and food -for a few of us at a time. Knobbly stone walls hide alcoves for oil lanterns, and gnarled dark-wood tables add to the bunker atmosphere. But if you err on the claustrophobic, nab one of the outside tables to soak up the more expansive Darlinghurst vibe.
The menu contains quirky classics such as Toad in the Hole, as well as a local favourite of nutty banana bread served with lemon butter. There’s also a specials board to keep things fresh.
The Campos coffee is strong enough to hold off the apocalypse; my espresso has a thick, syrupy mouthfeel and a good firm crema, while the cappuccino combines the strong coffee with luscious milk to invite caramel undertones. Bring on the four horsemen -I’m ready to bunker down.
mon – fri: 6.30am – 5pm sat: 7.30am – 5pm sun: 8am – 5pm