On a tiny laneway just north of the Harbour Bridge is a bike lane lined with industrial bays filled with repair shops and storage spaces. That was until Nathan Devlin, previously the barista and manager of HAM espresso in Cronulla jumped head first into the coffee scene north of the bridge.
Inside the roller doors, long metal tables and vintage palettes make up the seating and a well-dressed metal shipping container takes centre stage as the barista counter.
For breakfast you’ll find banana bread, spelt muesli and homemade granola. Fresh sandwiches are also made in-house, with all produce sourced from a small farm in nearby Ingleside.
White Horse Roasters in Sutherland supply a variety of green beans for Devlin to choose from each week and the coffee list is twice as long as any other part of the menu. Sample a specialty filter, a cold drip and a 16-hour cold brew.
A collaboration with coal.coffee, the cold brew is Devlin’s very own Black Magic blend: 50 per cent Indonesian, 30 per cent Colombian and 20 per cent Ethiopian.