Hints of science and chemistry are dotted throughout this small cafe, a nod to the medical centre next door. An exposed copper pipe doubles as a water tap, salt shakers are labelled “sodium chloride”, tea served in beakers and a number of dishes are transfixed with plastic syringes (which get washed and re-used).
Jaffles and bagels make for a bread-heavy menu. Try the yakitori bagel with marinated chicken and slaw, topped with a syringe oozing spicy kewpie mayo. We also like the smashed avo: mint, a dollop of beetroot hummus and a house-made, chilli-infused olive oil syringe.
The exposed concrete coffee bench is a standout design feature. It gives customers a behind-the-scenes view as their coffee is made. From weighing out the ground Industry Beans coffee, to frothing the milk, it’s both a spectacle and an education opportunity.
Aside from the coffee, there’s a variety of Healthy Humans juices, Konomi matcha, and Golden Grind turmeric lattes. Or perhaps try something more fitting to the chemistry theme: a nitrogen-charged iced tea from Tea Drop.