The second chapter of the Blackstar Coffee family looks like it was envisioned by two teenage boys – but in the best possible way.
Polished concrete floors, plywood fixtures, and a giant screen for arcade games dominate the space where Roma Street commuters drop in for espresso and more.
The soundtrack encompasses everything from ‘90s hardcore rap to George Michael’s Careless Whisper, making this a fun, not-too-serious spot for be-suited commuters. All coffee is roasted by Black Star, and its classic Revolution house blend is as pleasing here as it is anywhere else.
But if you’re in the mood for something different, it pays to ask the barista what else is on offer. The constantly changing selection of single origins and experimental blends is more than worth switching up your morning cup for.
If your train gets delayed, head to the back of the store, where there’s plenty of seating.