Padre Coffee Paddington
Marinus Jansen, a former software engineer, started down-to-earth coffee roaster Padre in Melbourne in 2008. Today, you’ll find Padre’s first Sydney shopfront – a sleek, piccolo-sized concept store – inside a classic 90-year-old Paddo building.
From the moment you walk in, it’s clear the brand’s Sydney debut ain’t just another eggs Bene on the roundabout. While you’ll find plenty of poached eggs in the neighbourhood, Padre instead serves snacky things to complement the main event. Pastries and freshly baked bread come courtesy of Staple; Portuguese tarts are by Tuga; and rotating treats including burnt-butter choc-chip cookies by Libby Dunlop (Cut Lunch Deli).
Inside, a built-to-order Slayer V3 espresso machine dominates the counter, accompanied by four grinders filled with Padre’s seasonal espresso blends and single origins. For those on the move, there are two self-serve taps pouring hot filter and cold brew.
But ultimately, it’s meant to be a place where coffee drinkers of all creeds, from casual to hardcore, are welcome. The wall of brew gear spans elite hand-grinders by Comandante, to entry-level espresso machines by Breville and beyond. You can also pick from Padre’s range of a Day Dripper filter bags, Wild Child espresso pods and, of course, bags of whole beans.
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