When Rob Lechowicz, Daniel Sorridimi and Paul Pisani of Cronulla’s Blackwood Pantry began planning their cafe, they contacted only the best collaborators.
It works with some of Sydney’s top coffee roasters. Ex-Brewtown barista Sam Cornish is behind the machine at Blackwood, and works with beans from Edition, Reuben Hills and Artificer on a weekly basis.
Dishes on the all-day menu are punctuated with colour. There are breakfast classics such as French toast, but it's spiced up with Szechuan poached peaches. A chicken salad is lent crunch by macadamias and heft by roasted fennel.
There’s a considered selection of teas available, and Blackwood is licensed. There’s Young Henrys on tap, a short selection of wines by the glass or bottle and three fresh cocktails.
The polished concrete and pastel-hinted interior is by Luchetti Krelle, one of the most sought-after firms in Sydney’s hospitality scene. It has worked on the fit-out for ACME, Momofuku Seiobo, Sake and The Argyle.
Blackwood keeps things casual – light, fresh and approachable. Perfect for its beachside Cronulla setting.