Black Market Roasters Thirroul
Manly. Bondi. Cronulla. There are a lot of places to make a sea change in Sydney. None of them were drastic enough for Enmore’s Black Market Roasters, which opened a second branch in Thirroul in September 2017.
Owners Angus and Jess Nicol stripped down a former travel agent and installed a big glass box up the back, putting their five-kilogram Renegade roaster on full display – a first for the area.
Black Market roasts emphasise each bean’s inherent sweetness and richness, rather than brightness and acidity. The house blend uses Colombian, Brazilian and Ethiopian beans, and there are four single origins available at any time.
The food is similarly approachable. Avo toast, croissants and banana bread are all on the menu, but the heroes are monster two-handed sandwiches. Rather than sourdough, they use thick-sliced white or wholemeal high top from a local Vietnamese bakery. Ham, haloumi and chicken schnitzel variants all come rammed with beetroot, tomato, cucumber, spinach and other classic salad ingredients.