Baffi & Mo
It’s strange to think this cafe only put up its moustached signage in 2009, as it has become such a fixture of Redfern. The intricately patterned wallpaper, mix of small and communal tables and a chesterfield couch make for eclectic furnishings, but ones that are now very familiar to locals. While Baffi’s has gained a reputation as a haunt for those donning well-sculpted moustaches, this cafe tends to attract a mixed crowd, which invariably sprawls onto the street during the peak weekend brunch period.
The attraction is in no small part due to the exhaustive breakfast menu, which leaves ample room for second guessing your choices. It’s not uncommon to see groups of people turn their heads in unison to ogle the generous offerings as they whisk past to other tables. The potato hash stack is the signature dish and is rather sculptural for breakfast fare, but even the baked beans manage to look more extravagant than they should.
Impressively, the single origin coffee is roasted on site and changes regularly. MakMak supply the macarons here, and since they’ve earned a cultish following for their inventive and ever-changing flavours, it is well worth snapping up a few when they’re available.