Kickaboom – coffee shop in Glenbrook, NSW

Description

Glenbrook has a fantastic village community in the foothills of the Blue Mountains and now has a speciality coffee shop to add to its attractions. Best coffee in Glenbrook, though there is competition!

The review of this coffee shop in Glenbrook, 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 Glenbrook outdoor Olympic pool 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

Such a great range of coffees on offer at Kickaboom. The standard bean for milk-based espresso drinks comes from the excellent Reuben Hills roaster’s in Sydney’s Surry Hills. It’s such a smooth flat white that I don’t mind being told the coffee from Melbourne and the Cherry Picker espresso is for people who want their coffee black. The thing is, the guys at Kickaboom might look a bit hipster, but they are probably friendly enough to make you a coffee any way you like if you engage them in a chat about coffee.

But Kickaboom also has excellent teas from Assembly in Melbourne, a gorgeous looking turmeric, ginger and honey for your chai latte, and fantastic hot chocolate from Mork. This is a superb coffee shop for such a small town (village even) like Glenbrook.

Address

6 Ross Street, Glenbrook, NSW 2773, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 66 399 796

Web address

Kickaboom on Facebook (regular updates) @kickaboom

Opening Hours

7.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

7.00am – 9.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

Glenbrook is one of the first turn offs from the highway as you head into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. It is also on the Blue Mountains railway to Katoomba. Once in Glenbrook – whether by road or train – the coffee shop is easy to find on the main shopping street in the village.

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Tartt – coffee shop in Forster, NSW

Description

Forster is one of those rare seaside towns where you not only have surf, sand, swimming, but also a quality coffee shop called Tartt, where they roast their own coffee & bake on-site.

The review of this coffee shop in Forster, 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 Forster Ocean Baths 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

Best coffee in Forster by a long way. Tartt tick so many of my boxes, by roasting their own coffee – and it made for a deliciously-smooth flat white – and baking the cakes on-site. As well as that, they’re a friendly bunch working here and pretty well on top of things both on a quiet midweek morning (my first visit) and on a busy holiday weekend.

Lots of seating options, inside, on the terrace at the front, or perched on a stool watching the people of Forster go by.

Address

12 Wharf Street, Forster, NSW 2428, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 2 6555 6690

Web address

http://www.thetarttcafe.com/

tartt on Facebook (occasional updates) @ilovetartt

Opening Hours

7.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Thursday + Sunday

7.00am – 9.00pm Friday – Saturday

Getting there

Forster is a couple of hours’ drive north of Newcastle, NSW. There are buses from Newcastle to Taree which stop in Forster, and once you’re in town, the coffee shop is at the end of the main shopping street, nearest to the bridge over the river into Tuncurry.

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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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