On the sunny corner of Pitt and Redfern Streets, Bean and Berry is serving excellent coffee to Redfern’s morning crowds. Co-owner Andrew Ross (previously seen at The Butchers Block) blends it himself. The beans come from Leftfield Roasters in Marrickville.

Ross’s business partners are his mum and dad, Margaret and Malcolm Ross. The family did the rustic refit of the old corner takeaway joint themselves; uncovering old roller doors with vintage food logos such as Peter’s Ice Cream and turning them into wall art, and cleaning up the stained-glass windows. The cream walls feature exposed black piping, which they’ve turned into shelves of vintage book sets and vases of dried flowers. Light bulbs hang out of frayed rope ends.

The neat menu includes poached-egg breakfast salad with Australian bush dukka; haloumi, olive and tomato shredded on sourdough; and Margaret’s winter stew of slow-cooked scotch fillet in red wine and tomato sauce served over parmesan mash.

Bean and Berry serves dense cinnamon scrolls from New York Cakes in Tarren Point and creative lamingtons are delivered by LusciousKiki Cakes. It is open until 4pm, so you can make the most of all that sun streaming in all afternoon through the bay windows.

Updated: February 21st, 2018

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