Coffee in Sydney: Fratelli Fresh, Darling Harbour

Fratelli Fresh is a bit of an empire in Sydney, and I have watched its growth over the time I’ve lived here and understand why. Its first restaurants offered perfect, refined, simple and authentic Italian food, and sometimes groceries at the same time!

But I’m not sure what’s happened to it these days. I did find a meal at the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter branch overpriced (although everything at the Entertainment Quarter is overpriced), but man, these reviews on Zomato … this branch is getting slammed!

Perhaps it’s lucky we were only here for a coffee. Though I have to say that while it is standard to pay $4.50 for a large flat white, and $5 for a croissant, that when it adds up, I still think: $20 for coffee and croissants for two people. What an expensive city Sydney is.

In any case, the croissant was better than I expected: it was light, crisp and buttery. Yup, pretty high ranking. I wish the coffee had come at the same time; we’d basically finished our pastries by the time the coffee came, which was fine in taste, but a frothy mess. If you’ve read my coffee diary before, you know I love me some latte art.

I suspect with its location, the money that has been poured into (it’s very shiny) and the backing of other more successful locations, this branch will muddle along until it finds it’s groove. Or not! How long can a restaurant with poor service and mediocre food survive in Sydney?

Fratelli Fresh Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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