Ando: Nestled amongst a mix of industrial and residential properties, Jono and I spotted our tea and coffee destination. Scattered pot plants, benches that yearned to be sat on and the inviting aroma of freshly baked Artisan bread warmly greeted us.
The space itself for diners is quite small but we didn’t have any troubles finding a place to sit down. Many who were there ordered on the go. Shelves were used to divide the renovated warehouse from the public cafe, with the rest of the space devoted for roasting and soaking coffee and tea and other activities which tickled our curiosity. It was fascinating to have a peak at one worker weighing and packing Stick Chai into plastic pouches.
On the day that we went, the menu was simple. Very simple. Brews, teas and pressed orange juice for beverages. 4 breakfast options. 3 toasties. 1 lunch item. That’s all. With menu items written on a chalkboard, check out their Facebook page for the latest offerings.
Sticky Chai. Flat white. We both enjoyed the blend of luxurious tea, spice and raw honey. If you enjoy the Sticky Chai as much as we did, do remember that they stock the tea here so you can grab a pouch on the way out.
Mushroom, haloumi and egg with beetroot relish toastie ($8). We were only there for tea and coffee, but I couldn’t leave without trying one of their toasties. The bread was a bit hard for my liking making it difficult to cut even with a knife. I ended up picking it up with my hands to devour it.
With other dishes I am interested in trying out like the Red pepper with pickled cabbage, kefalar cheese and rocket pesto toastie, and the Yellow carrot and pearl barley salad with zucchini, fetta and fennel pesto, I can’t wait to come back!
122 Chapel Street, Marrickville, NSW 2204
(02) 9572 8858