Coffee in Sydney: The Reformatory Caffeine LAB, Surry Hills

img_6057 I pretend to know something about coffee, but it’s basically a visceral experience for me. Most coffee in Sydney is delicious. Occasionally, something about the flavour or temperature will make me think, ‘This is a really good coffee’. Sometimes, there’s a bad or mediocre one.

Still, I’d have the feeling this place is for connoisseurs (and everyone else). With an incredibly wide range of coffees available and tastings, this place looks like a mad scientist lab from a comic book (purposely), and could probably make coffee scientists of us all, with a little time and effort.

img_6060I think the theme and design is a hoot. Check out their witty and engaging website. But moreso, check out their coffee. It’s a tiny place, with just these little ledges for you to drink your coffee from. But look what they do with the presentation. A fancy cup, the likes of which I hadn’t seen before. A glass of sparkling water (yum). Served on a cool tray. Full marks for presentation.

img_6059They used to sell cinnamon scrolls from the best bakery in Sydney, Oregano, but they weren’t on sale this morning. My latte was delicious, as I’d expected. Also, it’s a pretty great matching of location with theme. This part of Foveaux Street is a bit unlovely, so creating a grungy industrial chic setting is just right.

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