Merivale, as far as I can see, always has its finger on the pulse. I totally buy into however they’ve fitted out a place as it somehow feels both cool and exciting to be there. Stumbling upon their new collaboration with Sydney coffee roasters Will & Co (who, as of March, had a pop-up location in Bondi on Saturdays only), I could barely figure out the name of the place, but I loved the signage. I mean: obviously, you know what you’re getting.
The cashier told me that they’d been open a few months and even with the construction of light rail on George Street just outside their doorstep, as it was part of the Merivale empire, people from all the other stores and shops in the area came by for their coffee, so business was just fine already.
The coffee was superb, as I’d guessed it would be; my latte tasted rich and creamy without being too milky; well-integrated, a nice hit of caffeine. Yum.