Literally wedged into a long narrow space on Cowper Street, Wedge is revolutionising Glebe’s coffee scene. There’s cold drip, Five Senses beans and a love and attention to detail in every brew and cup. But that’s not surprising, since both the guys running the floor here are ex Le Monde (Surry Hills).
Owner/barista Toby Wilson really knows how to take an otherwise unpromising, long, narrow space and make it inviting. A scattering of retro furniture here, a potted herb plant there, but never too much. Huge windows fold open down one side, making for a great street-view bench, while raw brick and polished concrete keep the inside cool. There’s even a clutch of pillows making an almost-booth in the back corner for cosy catch-ups.
Co-barista Courtney Carter is also on call and the guys converse with regulars and locals as they walk through the door, checking coffee orders and suggesting food options, be it their mate’s jam (a seasonal small batch with surprise almond slivers), a sandwich with bread from Luxe Bakery (Newtown), shaved dried fig and ricotta on toast, or iced tea with rose petals.