Two Chaps

Restaurants Marrickville
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The coffee’s the best thing – but fortunately, it’s also the best thing

If you’re going to open a coffee place, right up the block from a taxi depot and a primary school is a perfect location. Just after nine am on a Wednesday the place had no shortage of harried-looking thirtysomethings with that just-dropped-Tegan-and-Siobhan-off look about them, clutching their coffee as though it was a magical talisman. Two Chaps is also around the corner from the recently-awesomified Henson Park Hotel around the little-serviced eastern end of Marrickville in what used to be a garage. The place feels almost like a pop-up, though it appears that a permanent kitchen is being built in the back of the space.

First, the good: the coffee is rich, strong and delicious. The sell bags of Blind Man coffee beans (and will grind it for you if requested). If coffee’s not your thing there’s tea and freshly squeezed orange juice, or better yet stop being a fool and get a coffee. It’s that good. They also have vegan slices and muffins (including a pear and beetroot one that is… we're going to go with “unusual”), but the layout of the place doesn’t exactly lend itself to making a stop for a meal. Yes, there are a few tables and a couple of meals on the menu – toast with house-made jam, Farmer Joe's cereal – but the place clearly caters to folks grabbing a coffee and a snack on the go. Still, what they have is excellent and the kitchen suggests more plans are afoot. We’ll be watching these Chaps with interest.

By: Andrew P Street

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Venue name: Two Chaps
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Address: 122 Chapel St
Marrickville
2204
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7am-3pm; Thu, Fri 7am-3pm & 6-9.30pm; Sat, Sun 8am-3pm
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