The Trail

Trail is a casual local’s haunt during the week and a destination cafe on weekends.

Owner Nick Stubbs mans the coffee machine (with beans from Little Marionette), having spent years as barista at Pyrmont’s Cafe Morso.

He’s kept the design clean and minimal, with bright Edison-bulb lights, polished-concrete floors and countertops made from blackbutt wood, recommended by a carpenter friend.

Head chef Lenny Walker, previously of Orto Trading Co. has designed a simple menu that changes every few weeks. Think pulled pork and kimchi baked eggs with bean-shoot salad; or buckwheat-quinoa porridge with brandied rhubarb, quince, pecan and honeycomb.