Nice little local café in Carss Park, but friendly also to non-locals. You can even get genuine Turkish coffee here though I went for a flat white.
The review of this coffee shop in Carss Park 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 Dick Caine’s Aquatic Centre in Carss Park. 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…
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.
You can have a genuine Turkish coffee here and know it will be made in the Turkish way because one of the owners is Turkish. I enjoyed a chat with her about our favourite spots in Turkey from our journey through the country two years ago, but I opted for the Aussie style flat white – somehow Turkish coffee has to be drunk in Turkey, doesn’t it?
Roasted by Numero Uno coffee, this was a decent enough brew for me to order a second and the barista knew all about the origin and roast: Papua New Guinea, so that is a good sign I think.
Really friendly neighbourhood café, though. Virtually every other customer who walked past me while I sat and watched the world go round said hello. Not often you find that in Sydney coffee shops.
And they do my favourite fig and date bars made by Luxe bakeries in Newtown. Boy they are god cakes, and perfect for that post swim coffee energy boost.
11 Carwar Avenue, Carss Park, NSW 2221
Tel: 02 9546 3330
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7.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Saturday
Closed on Sunday
Kizmet Café is just a stone’s throw from the Princes Highway, if you’re driving into Sydney from the south. Nearest train stations are either Hurstville or Allawah, though there is a bus stop to get you from Hurstville to Carss Park and back right in front of the coffee shop.