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    CBD - South End

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    The CBD thread seems to be more about the north end of the city (north of Town Hall) so I thought I'd start a new thread for the area around Central/Chinatown/Chippendale/Surry Hills.

    On Cleveland St - I dropped into Brickfields today. Owned by one of the Mecca guys and serves Mecca coffee -- it's in the building that used to be the Mecca roastery. Machine is a Mecca-styled LM paddle of some variety. Serves only a very bright hipster-roasted SO (Ethiopian, I think). I saw the barista tasting, sinking and adjusting a couple of times before I got my doppio ristretto. As I said, hipster-roasted but otherwise technically very good.

    Did not try any milk based drinks.

    It's actually a bakery and the croissant was very tasty. Will go back to try their sandwiches.

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    Single origin is good on Reservoir Street. They have two separate shops next to each other, one for drink in and one for take away.

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    The Mecca in Ultimo I found was the better of the Meccas I visited. It has been over a year since I was in Sydney but the food and coffee there was excellent. I believe it's near Harris st near the TAFE/Technical school.

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    Was working in Sydney for a few days this week and stumbled upon 'Home' on Cnr Liverpool and Dixon St (they had a cold drip brewer in the window so I thought that was a promising sign). Had a ristretto and a latter each day. The lattes wer top rate, but the ristrettos were right up there with the best I've had. And very pleasant service too.



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