It’s almost impossible not to walk into Botero if you're passing by. It’s inside one of Adelaide Street’s oldest premises – a stunning, three-storey, heritage-listed building dating back to the 1920s. Complementing the brick exterior, inside it’s all about bare concrete, and fittings of brass and copper.
If the architecture doesn’t get you, the smell of coffee will. There’s a choice of five of the cafe’s own blends and a rotating single origin. Owners Danny and Jill Young started out as Clarence Coast roasters from New South Wales.
Breakfast and lunch run through the week. The menu is varied but versatile. You might try maple roasted pumpkin with eggs or coconut chia pudding for breakfast; salmon and zucchini linguini or chicken and pumpkin laksa for lunch.