The Daily Espresso Bar
When Laurence Greenfield opened his espresso bar in a space previously held by an iconic 70-year-old news agency, he couldn’t help but honour the building’s heritage. Hence the name, The Daily.
Coffee, like the news, is required at least that often. Especially when said coffee is brewed by Greenfield, the 2013 winner of national barista championship, Lavazza Baristar.
Greenfield gets his beans from Proud Mary in Melbourne and Loaded, which roasts down the road in Nedlands. The house blend and cold drip are popular, but plenty opt for the batch brew, which better shows off the profile of single-origin beans.
A small glass case near the register displays the food. There’s balls by Rawsome, sandwiches, pastries and The Daily’s ever-in-demand savoury muffins, which are made at its sister cafe across the road, aptly named, The Other Side. The sweetcorn, cherry tomato and jalapeño never lasts long.
Just 40 square metres in size, The Daily is a grab-a-coffee-and-go type place. There’s no need to linger when you’ll just be back the next day.