What a nice surprise. I was doing some work at the Surry Hills Library and needed a caffeine fix. I walk out the door and across the way, on the other side of Shannon Reserve, is a big open door (looks like a garage) with the word ‘COFFEE’ written above it. Wow. Perfect. Easy.
And then I go inside and Joaquin, who used to be at Cafe con Leche on Hutchison Street is there, serving up wonderful coffee with charm and friendliness. Apparently, the building was Wilson’s Steam Laundry (c. 1883), and lately, the offices of MHN Design Union, the architects.
And they’ve decided to open a cafe, as a social enterprise, that will eventually have a gallery with local artists. And all the money goes to charity.
So, have a great coffee (I had delicious toasted banana bread too) in a relaxed setting and feel virtuous about it. Check it out!