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.

Google maps

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Story Espresso – Coffee shop in Lane Cove, NSW

Description

Great coffee shop in Lane Cove tucked away by a car park and not appearing in a google search for coffee in Lane Cove but don’t miss Story Espresso if in the area.

The review of this coffee shop in Lane Cove, 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 pool at Lane 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

There’s a lot of good coffee in Sydney, but Story Espresso is the kind of place I’d go out of my way to visit. In fact, when you get to Lane Cove, you’ll quickly realise there are quite a few decent coffee shops serving up coffee from a good range of excellent roasters. So why did I choose Story?

I like it when a small coffee shop combines great coffee with friendly attitude and simple decor. The baristas at Story know about the coffees they have on offer – and there’s quite a range as they use an Adelaide roaster for their in-house espresso blend, they have single origins on offer and they use the excellent Seven Seeds from Melbourne for filter coffees. And there’s information on tasting notes for the single origins if you’re one of those people that likes those sorts of details.

I’ve been twice now and have had either a banana bread or muffin to go with the coffee. Both times pretty good quality, but this is the kind of coffee shop where I’d actually happily just come for a regular coffee if I lived in Lane Cove. Luckily I had two reasons to come here for a post swim coffee – staff friendly on both occasions, and ven a chance to speak a bit of French with the barista from Lille on my second visit.

Address

20 Birdwood Lane, Lane Cove, NSW 2066, Australia

Contact details

Tel: N/A

Web address

Story Espresso on Facebook (very infrequent updates – in fact an unofficial Facebook for the same coffee shop has more customer reviews than this official page!) – There are more reviews on the google maps link below here.

Opening Hours

6.00am – 3.00pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 2.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

Story Espresso is tucked away off the main shopping street of Lane Cove down a lane heading to the main car park in Lane Cove. I found it by chance after getting out of my car and heading towards the swimming pool. Lots of buses also go to Lane Cove so you can easily get here by public transport, too.

Google maps

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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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