Heritage Coffee Brewers
Sippet is a traditional offering from Georgian England (bread usually served with gravy). And it is the house specialty at Heritage Coffee Brewers in Summer Hill. But this is not your average toppings on toast. The cafe is the work of coffee veterans Andrew Carter and Dan Kim, who have been seen at The Source, Brewtown Newtown and Bean Drinking.
Sippet toppings at Heritage include simple and sweet ricotta, fig and local honey, or strawberry with fresh berries, lemon ricotta and basil. For savoury, try a benedict with fennel, tarragon and house-cured salmon, or 12-hour beef cheek with kale, cheddar and pickled carrot. The bread is by Brickfields. But it’s not all toast and toppings, there’s Korean pulled pork with kimchi slaw on a milk bun, as well as decadent sweets including huge sea-salt chocolate cookies, peanut-butter crunch cups, homemade jams, house sodas (blood orange and cardamom; elderflower; or apple and ginger) or the peanut-butter-chocolate-fudge milkshake.
The coffee here is a thoughtful offering. Milk-based espressos are Mecca beans, while V60 filter (hot or iced) and batch brew are rotating guests, beginning with Reuben Hills and following up with the UK’s Square Mile. There’s a lot of history at Heritage (from the menu image to the idea of the sippet), but there’s nothing old fashioned about it.