Super Okay is a cafe by Bo Hinzack, who’s also one of the founders of Manly’s Rollers Bakehouse. Hinzack opened the cafe in January 2021; it takes its name from Okay Coffee, the roasting business he runs in partnership with Melbourne-based Aaron Wood (of Melbourne’s Wood and Co).
On weekdays, morning cyclists roll up for their first caffeine hit of the day. Come the weekend, a melting pot of locals with babies, prams and dogs settle in. It's in a warehouse and shares a space with a bicycle shop and a barber. No-fuss industrial interiors are lent pops of colour from indoor plants, a countertop perched on a green-tiled base and orange tables.
The food menu is deliberately simple to ensure coffee remains the focus. But that doesn’t mean it’s not well-considered. Super Okay’s bestseller is its smoked ham, cheddar and bourbon-relish jaffle, served with pickles and mustard on the side. Other flavours may include truffled mushroom and grated ricotta; smoked salmon with cream cheese, capers, lemon and dill; and classic bolognaise.
They’re made with bread created specifically for Super Okay’s jaffles by nearby bakery Berkelo – it’s effectively a sourdough brioche. Pastries are sourced from Staple Bread in Seaforth, and there are Assembly teas from Melbourne and zero-alcohol beer by Heaps Normal.
The ethos behind Okay Coffee centres on ethical supply. Bags of Okay Coffee beans, with their orange, retro-style label on biodegradable packs, are available to purchase.