Taking over the space from the trendy and expensive clothing store, The Stables, on Bourke Street, next to the Beresford Hotel, is Veneziano Coffee Roasters, opening in Sydney just a few months ago, after establishing themselves in Brisbane and Adelaide. Good coffee is pretty easy to find in Surry Hills, but I was definitely curious to try them out: the store fit-out is open and airy, mostly concrete with some Scandinavian-looking blonde wooden chairs and very good lighting. It still looks like it could be selling you a very chic and pricey dress.
But wow: I experienced so much pleasure in a short time. I liked that I was offered two choices of coffee for my latte, and went for the more unusual Ethiopian bean. There was only one size, but cheap, for Surry Hills. Under four bucks.
And then, free sparkling water. I love for free sparkling water. To top it off, as I’m about to leave, I see they’re selling coffee merch, too. And they have the most beautiful coffee mugs for sale, by a Lismore artist, Sit Still Lauren Ceramics. Great glazing, amazing colour and I love the indentation on the side for my thumb.