Tucked away on Goulburn Street, near the corner of Crown Street in Darlinghurst, is a bright red cafe named Pablo’s Vice. The cosy hole-in-the-wall cafe, a step or two beneath street level near the udder of the building, has a wall of comfy bench seating and small tables inside, plus a couple of small wobbly ones out the front if you want to perch street-side.
Coffee is the drawcard here. With the machine sitting at pavement level, you could basically pick it up as your strolled past. They’re serving good, strong Campos Coffee, which keeps the customers abuzz.
A simple menu of sandwiches made with Sonoma bread, salads and breakfast options of toast, eggs and muesli is written up on the wall in chalk. But this is mainly the kind of place for coffee and a sandwich on the run. There’s not a lot of room to do much else, but the kitchen is always busy, rustling up dishes at quite a pace.
Oh and remember your notes – it’s cash only.