Toby’s Estate, Woolloomooloo
The Toby’s Estate story starts in the coffee plantations of Brazil, Guatemala and Colombia, where founder Toby Smith learnt about coffee and its culture. Soon enough, a coffee roaster was purchased and installed in his mum’s Woolloomooloo garage in Sydney, coffee was sold at Pyrmont Markets and in 2001 the Woolloomooloo cafe opened its doors. The rest, as they say, is history.
Since then, Toby’s Estate has become one of the best purveyors of sustainably produced coffee and tea in Sydney, if not Australia. The cafe in Woolloomooloo is the original and to this day remains all about the coffee (and tea). While the coffee is now roasted at their larger Chippendale warehouse, it would be difficult to find a better cup of coffee nearby.
Toby’s Estate Woolloomooloo serves a range of cafe standards – freshly baked muffins, sandwiches and the like – but as any local knows, this is a place where coffee is worshipped above all. Smith and his team travel to coffee plantations across the globe to meet growers and select the finest ethically produced beans, which are for sale too alongside chocolate (to eat and drink) and all the accessories you need for excellent coffee drinking at home.