There's a reason this roastery/café on Reservoir Street is one of lower Surry Hills' most popular spots for a pre-work brekky meeting. For starters, there's the coffee – no surprise, given the spot is HQ for the roasters supplying some of Sydney's top cafés. The team here serve a house blend they call Reservoir and it's a doozy: sweet, clean and light. A great addition to the café is the coffee bar next door, which serves take-away coffee as well syphon coffee, cold-drop, aero-press and pour overs. The menu is frequently changing, but always reliable. Sure, it can be hard to score a seat, but whether you’re eating in or taking away, it’s worth braving the crowds.
There’s nothing worse than fetching up to a cafe with a coffee craving that’s ten seconds away from a splitting headache, only to discover you’ll need to find an ATM before you can achieve your caffeine fix. That would never happen at these places. Not only do they make delicious brews, zesty espressos, and perfectly velvety lattes, but also they’re all champion businesses that have no card minimum.