Edition Coffee Roasters Haymarket
Scandinavia and Japan are half a world apart, but Edition Coffee Roasters combines the two cultures seamlessly. The brand has had a few short- and long-lived locations around Sydney. This is now the sole location, after the original in Darlinghurst closed in October 2018.
The menu features takeaway bento boxes, and fine dining-inspired mains and desserts. Try Scandinavian-style open sandwiches with prawns, but with a twist. A pork-katsu burger comes on a house-made milk bun; XO chicken melts in the mouth; and lamb is glazed with miso and roasted for 12 hours. To finish there’s Japanese pancakes, and a matcha, yuzu and vegan-chocolate dessert. Miso dark-chocolate cookies – a take on the classic cinnamon bun – are a favourite. Stick around on Friday nights for natural wine and wine bar-style food such as whipped cod roe, Wagyu tartare and hiramasa kingfish with nori vinaigrette.
On the coffee side, the team selects single origin/estate green beans and roast them for batch brew, pour-over, aero-press, Japanese drip and cold brew. The selection of teas includes Chung Feng jasmine from China and Gyokuro sourced from Japan.
The clientele is a mix of university students, tourists, residents in the surrounding apartment blocks, and some two thousand people who work in the nearby Commonwealth Bank offices. The site features dark timber and rustic exposed beams, with room for 60 people.