With the third Single O (formerly Single Origin Roasters) branch on York Street, co-owner Dion Cohen wanted to re-create the involvement and street-culture of Sideshow, the original takeaway bar on Reservoir Street. Inside a five-metre standing bar has been built for those who want to sip their espresso standing, from a handmade porcelain cup.

The interiors, designed with Luchetti Krelle, are inspired by coffee; paper and filtration are reoccurring themes. Notably, there is a hanging installation by artist Renuka Fernando, made of paper painted with cascara (coffee fruit tea).

Select single origins are offered for milk, espresso and “filter of the week” coffees. There are also plans for more drinks such as kombucha on tap, and creative menu items such as cappuccino rice pudding and coffee-braised beef brioche rolls. The cafes eco-focus will continue, with everything packaged in recyclable and/or compostable containers.

Updated: November 18th, 2021

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