A beautiful space that was ripe for a cafe reno in quiet Australia street, Newtown. This old butcher’s shop is just down from bustling King street and quite close to a couple of other established cafes, the Courthouse Hotel and cool vintage stuff at “Drunk On The Moon”. Straight away the industrial decor strikes you with cool pendant lights, pressed metal ceilings that reach up and away, white tiles with deco green and blue feature panels, and huge warehouse windows that open up the space to the street. The coffee is Five Senses and can be delivered to your preference- nice cold filters, pour-overs, and espresso variations. There is also an interesting menu of light meals such as sandwiches and wraps with salads, calzones, pastries as well as a favourite soft eggs and avocado smash.
The place is already popular and could easily become the preferred hangout for the locals. This is a great little snapshot of inner west living and I want to visit regularly. A special mention for the amazing looking all white Synesso espresso machine, all the way from Seattle. It suits the light airy space beautifully and the light wooden handles are a nice touch.
Don’t forget to pop in across the road -“Drunk On The Moon” always has interesting stuff. If the owner isn’t there he’s probably grabbing an espresso at 212 blu.
212 Australia Street Newtown, NSW