Shaw St Espresso – coffee shop in Bexley North, NSW

Description

A quality coffee shop in Bexley North, which is maybe not a part of Sydney you’d expect a find like this. Great for a post swim coffee after going to the new Bexley Aquatic Centre.

The review of this coffee shop in Bexley North, 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 Bexley Aquatic Centre in NSW. 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

As I turned into Shaw Street in Bexley North, I wasn’t too sure of what I was going to find in terms of quality coffee. But what a gem this is and surely the best coffee in Bexley North and for a bit of distance beyond.

They serve up the excellent Reformatory Caffeine Lab on their espresso machine. Roasted in Surry Hills in the centre of Sydney, this coffee makes for a delightfully smooth brew. There’s a real buzz to this coffee shop and clearly the locals all come here for their caffeine intake, but I was happy to perch on a couple of stools out the front and watch the world go by. Nice spot.

Address

15 Shaw Street, Bexley North, NSW 2207, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 8084 6571

Web address

Shaw St Espresso on Facebook (occasional updates) @ShawStEspresso

Opening Hours

6.00am – 2.30pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 2.00pm Saturday

Closed Sundays

Getting there

The coffee shop is just a stone’s throw from Bexley North train station and a slightly larger stone (or longer throw to the M5 motorway heading south west out of Sydney). More importantly for me, it is also less than a mile on foot from Bexley Aquatic Centre.

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Esther C – coffee shop in Merewether, NSW

Description

Surely the best coffee in Merewether. The guys at Esther C are friendly, knowledgeable, local and best of all serve up superb coffee.

The review of this coffee shop in Merewether, 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 ocean baths in Merewether near Newcastle, NSW. 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

There were three different roaster’s coffee on offer the day we dropped by Esther C, with Reuben Hills in their espresso machine, some from Seven Seeds in Melbourne and a local roaster called Unison, though this was only available in filter coffee. I would always choose the local roaster if given the choice, but the Reuben Hills blend for their flat whites was actually so good we stayed for a second cup. Really friendly vibe here too.

I loved the neighbourly feel to this coffee shop, with kids getting their induction into the coffee scene with babycinnos, and a nice combination of people sitting out on the benches in front of the coffee shop and others inside by the bar. Nice cakes to nibble on, too, and not too much of the feeling Saturday morning meant slap-up breakfast Aussie-style. These guys were just happy to have people in who appreciated the quality of their coffee.

Address

140 Glebe Road, Merewether, NSW 2291, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 4048 0975

Web address

Esther C on Facebook (regular updates) @EstherCMerewether 

Opening Hours

7.00am – 2.00pm Daily

Getting there

It’s a bit over a mile from the Ocean Baths at Merewether to Esther C and that’s a bit further than I usually go for my post swim coffee, but sometimes it’s worth going the extra mile for good coffee. There are local buses going past the coffee shop regularly but we didn’t check the timetables this time.

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Milkhouse – coffee shop in Kurnell, NSW

Description

Best coffee in Kurnell, just a couple of blocks from the beach on Botany Bay. They serve up the rather good Allpress coffee at Milkhouse.

The review of this coffee shop in Kurnell, 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 Silver Beach,Kurnell. 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

They serve up the rather good Allpress coffee and make it on a beautiful white Marzocco machine at Milkhouse. The café owner has Uruguayan connections so this is coffee with a Uruguayan twist, though I think that may be more connected to the food than the drink. As usual I was just here for my post swim coffee and cake and was very pleased to have found this place since it didn’t show up in my google search for ‘coffee in Kurnell’ – in fact I think since I went and put it on my ocean pools site, those keywords do now give you Milkhouse somewhere on page 1, but this is the kind of coffee shop many visitors to Kurnell risk missing as it is not the closest to the beach and I only found it by chance as I searched for public toilets in the area. Best coffee in Kurnell for sure.

 

Address

20 Torres Street, Kurnell, NSW 2231, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 9668 9873

Web address

Milkhouse Kurnell on Facebook (regular updates) 

Milkhouse website 

Opening Hours

7.30am – 3.00pm Daily

Getting there

There are buses to Kurnell from Cronulla. If driving, Kurnell is all the way around Botany Bay and sits on the promontory close to where Captain Cook apparently first landed. Milkhouse coffee shop is a couple of blocks from the lovely Silver Beach.

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