A mid-week lunch with a friend in Paddington, and we’ve stopped by Thirty Coffee, a long, narrow space: industrial chic. We grab a table at the back, which has a lovely breeze coming through though feels a bit of a funny set-up, surrounded by the fridges and the washing-up sink. But still, I like the vibe.
The menu looks very standard: avo & toast, sandwiches of various sorts, a mix of breakfast and lunch dishes. So, I think the trick is in the execution here. I opt for a roll with roast chicken and bacon ($13) and Helen orders the super bowl, which we agree sounds rather virtuous in terms of its healthy ingredients ($18).
But looking at the photo above, surely this is roast pumpkin with a poached egg and watercress salad? In any case, we didn’t notice and she liked it.
I thought my roll was perfect; the bacon was really crispy and a good match for the pieces of shredded roast chicken, tender and a bit fatty (like I like it).
And my coffee was perfect. I think I’d give it a 4/5 stars normally, but I notice, as with other Sydney restaurants, that there are some mean reviewers on here that consistently give restaurants 1 or 2 stars, even for restaurants that don’t seem to have much wrong with them. It just seems to be an opportunity to bitch and be superior. So, I’ll give it a 5/5 here to try to balance that out.