Revolution @ Como – coffee shop in Como, NSW

Description

Best coffee in Como certainly and some might even say one of the best coffee shops in Sydney. Small neighbourhood coffee shop but great coffee and lovely vibe with retro look.

The review of this coffee shop in Como NSW is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in the swimming enclosure at Como on the Georges River in South Sydney. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

Menu

Revolution @ Como is the relatively new kid on the bloc for coffee in this suburb of Sydney just south of the Georges River. It is revolutionised the coffee quality in Como, using the fabulous Art of Espresso roaster from way out west in Young NSW. This was one of the best coffees I have drunk in quite a while, and the first coffee shop I felt I had to review for almost two months. That’s how good Revolution in Como is.

The baristas here know their stuff too, and we had a little discussion of how I like my coffee before opting for the bean and the roast that seem best suited. Having a flat white can sometimes limit the options in some coffee shops, and I occasionally need to push to be allowed a taste of any single origin on the menu. At Revolution, though, they were enthusiastic enough about their house blend to get me to give it a go, and they were right. This was one the smoothest and nuttiest coffees I had tasted.

Combine great coffee with the friendly vibe and the wonderfully quirky decor at Revolution (1950s sofa out the back with old turntable playing 33s), a delightful little garden next to the open window, and then a more conventional space bar the bar and out the front with terrace seating. Made me wish I lived in Como.

Address

72 Wolger Street, Como, NSW 2226, Australia

Contact details

Tel: (61) 2 9589 3833

Web address

Revolution at Como on Facebook (regular updates and quick replies to comments) 

Opening Hours

Closed Mondays

7.00am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Friday

7.00am – 2.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

Wolger Street in Como has a little cluster of shops to the west of the main train line from Sutherland to Sydney. The coffee shop is about 800m from Como train station and perhaps a 20 minute walk from the Como Tidal Baths and Learner Pool. If you’re walking here after a swim, you’ll be gasping for that post swim cuppa by the time you get to Revolution..

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Barefoot Coffee Traders – coffee shop in Manly, NSW

Description

Simply the best coffee in Manly. I sometimes miss the old Italian coffee shops opposite the beach when manly was a quieter place, but not now I’ve found coffee at the standard of Barefoot Coffee Traders.

The review of this coffee shop in Manly NSW is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in the swimming enclosure at Manly Wharf aka Manly Cove. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

No wonder Barefoot Coffee Traders appears in the NSW Speciality Coffee Guide that sits around this coffee shop a short hop from the Corso. They serve up one of the best coffees I have ever drunk in Sydney. They chose good roasters in Marvell Street from Byron Bay, but it take more than a good bean to make a fantastic coffee. My flat white was silky smooth, the perfect temperature and didn;t give me any of that caffeine excess I seem to experience with poorer quality coffees. I’ve drunk a lot of coffee in Manly over the years and this is the best by far.

Oh and if you fancy a nibble with your coffee do not miss out on the blueberry and coconut cake (or tart, really). Absolutely delicious and also so smooth. I was glad to see it there again when I dropped back to Barefoot Coffee for a second post swim coffee a week after my first visit. 

Best coffee shop in Manly? Definitely.  

Address

18 Whistler Street, Manly, NSW 2095, Australia

Contact details

Tel: (61) 0412 328810 or 0415 816061

Web address

http://www.barefootcoffee.com.au/

Barefoot Coffee Traders on Facebook (rare updates, but they get regular reviews from followers and customers) 

Opening Hours

6.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday

7.30am – 5.30pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

Whistler Street in Manly is a little back street where all the cool, independent shops are, though you also have a big car park here and the rubbish trucks going by smell a bit. It’s between the Corso and the main road heading north out of Manly. Worth checking out and only five minute walk from either the Wharf or Manly Beach.

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Mister Jones – coffee shop in Bermagui, NSW

Description

I love the way this coffee shop in Bermagui combines an art space with a quality coffee. Get here in the morning or you’ll miss out. When food runs out, go to the bakers two doors along…

The review of this coffee shop in Bermagui is designed to fit in with our current tour of New South Wales outdoor swimming pools and this coffee shop was great for a post swim coffee after a dip in the blue pool at Bermagui. There’s no book planned for now but a new website http://oceanpoolsnsw.net.au. So for now take a look at our earlier books…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

Who would expect such a quality coffee shop in a small coastal town like Bermagui? Mister Jones serves up an excellent coffee with beans roasted by the rather good Morgans Coffee Roasters, who have won lots of awards on the world coffee scene and are based in Emu Heights on the edge of the Blue Mountains.

By the time I arrived, just 15 minutes before their midday closing time, they had no food left at all, but they directed me to the fantastic bakery just a few doors up on the same street: Honorbread Bakery are the ones who provide Mister Jones with their nibbles, so go there if there’s none left at the coffee shop.

I loved this place for its relaxed and arty feel. And when I asked why the opening hours are just in the morning: was it because there was no trade in Bermagui in the afternoons? No, it’s because the artists who run this coffee shop need time to do their art. Good answer, I thought.  

Address

4 Bunga Street, Bermagui, NSW 2546, Australia

Contact details

Tel: (61) 0403 755 672

Web address

http://misterjones.com.au/

Mister Jones on Facebook (occasional updates) @misterjonesespresso

Opening Hours

7.00am – 12 noon Daily

NOTE: Closed in the afternoons

Getting there

Bermagui is a stopping point for the Sydney – Eden long distance buses so you can get here by public transport. Once in town, it’s not to hard the coffee shop on one of Bermagui’s two main streets!

Oh, and ignore the apparently low rating this coffee shop received on Google. It appears to have been victim to an online vigilante mob who took a dislike to the coffee shop’s views on Australia Day. Note how many of those reviews use the scary term ‘UnAustralian’, which is a word invented in the 1990s by a politician with a certain political leaning…I’ll say no more. Just try the coffee and forget the politics, I say.

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