This slick CBD brew bar is punching out coffees that’ll get you out of bed and right into the rat race
Unlike their candy counterpart, Skittle Lane’s interiors stick to a more muted palette of blonde wood, black marble coffee bar and high, white ceilings. Sunlight streams in from the long windows and a vase of fresh cotton balls and paint tins provide the minimal adornment of the space. It's all very Nordic and elegant.
The space is beautiful but Skittle Lane ain’t just about Instagram-worthy interiors – these guys are dishing out full-bodied brews. Two large steely silver La Marzocco coffee machines pump out espressi, which are the exact right way to kick start your morning: rich, gentle and very well made. CBD workers know this too so there's a small line snaking out into the adjacent lobby.
Their pourover is worth an order too – on our visit it's an Ethiopia Abaya that's got soft, fruity notes. Much like their block buddies PS40, it's a slick but friendly operation here and service is snappy but delivered with plenty of smiles. They take care of the daytime drinks, and PS40 sorts out the after hours booze.
They don’t have much by the way of kitchen space but they are still able to whip up things on (and in between) toasted sourdough bread. The sliced egg, parmesan and truffle oil is just a touch under seasoned (and we can't find salt and pepper) but it's a pretty tasty way to start the day. Opt for some breakfast dessert and try the brioche bun with mascarpone. It’s like a less intense cinnamon bun, which is a perfect Fri-Yay morning treat.
If you're after a big breakfast to cure a hangover, maybe save Skittle Lane for later on. Go here when you're in need of a killer coffee with an ace hip hop soundtrack and good vibes.
|Venue name:||Skittle Lane|
40 King St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 6.30am-4.30pm|