Secretly tucked behind the heritage Louis Vuitton building, King Street’s Joe Black X has a simple message chalked on their streetscape blackboard; ‘Coffee Made with Love’. With a house blend roasted by Toby’s Estate, the coffee is smooth with subtle hints of caramel. You won’t find any seating here, and the menu (written up on butcher’s paper on the wall) is designed for those on the run, with everything prepared onsite to order.
Start the morning off with house-baked cinnamon and maple muesli topped with yoghurt, honey and mixed berries, or a breakfast panini with boiled egg, avocado, tomato and basil. By midday, generously portioned free-range roast chicken salad boxes arrive, plus sandwiches filled with Sicilian olives, globe artichokes, tuna, preserved lemon and rocket.