We’re spoilt for choice in this town of ours. Specialty roasters and long-held faves abound – but it’s always nice to try somewhere new. The following three are excellent spots from passionate teams and are well worth adding to your rotation.

One Shot Specialty, St Peters

In the industrial area off Unwins Bridge Road, in a lofty white-washed space, Edwin Enricco and Nur “Fabil” Fadli are dosing espresso shots with their own roast (Fabil Coffee) and plating up hefty serves of morning classics.

The pair are friendly, hard-working and skilled at creating a space with high vibes, excellent coffee and a ripper food menu.

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It’s their first project, and they're starting out strong with B&Es stuffed with maple bacon and crisp-fried eggs, honeyed grilled cheese sangas with charred eggplant, chilli scrambled eggs and an extremely popular option dubbed The Brisket From Heaven. Beef brisket is stuffed into a roll alongside house-made pickles and caramelised onions (which have been marinated in an IPA by Willie the Boatman, the brewery next door).

The St Peters site is set to be demolished in the back end of 2024, but the team has confirmed One Shot will be popping up again somewhere (hopefully) nearby.

83 Edith Street, St Peters
Tue to Fri 7am–3pm
Sat & Sun 8am–3pm


Kiosk, Chippendale

The Artificer team loves a collaboration. The Surry Hills-based specialty coffee bar – from Dan Yee and Shoji Sasa – just launched Maido together with Provider Store, and now they’ve got Kiosk too.

The “furniture, coffee and books experiment” opened at the beginning of May, bringing Artificer’s brews and Between Lines’s furniture and books to the Out of Office Chippendale digs.

Just like the OG Artificer, no food is served. Head in for a standout cup while you peruse design-led pieces to take home. First pegged as a one-month pop-up, the teams have extended the residency till June 29.

39 Wellington Street, Chippendale
Mon to Sat 8am–2pm

Solstice, Summer Hill

The inner west is ripe with coffee stops. But, when a team moves in and does something excellent, we must take notice. That’s the case with Solstice, the newbie from Ben Johnson (of micro-roastery The New Paradigm) and Carolin Jung.

The breezy new Summer Hill cafe sits tight on Smith Street, and every little detail has been considered. Chairs are upholstered in fabric that Jung’s mum sourced in Germany; ceramic tableware is made in Australia by Mennt; ready-to-pour batch taps are hooked up to filter brews; there’s a niche pour-over menu; and on Saturdays, there’s a sweet line-up of baked goods from Instagram-based bakery Bloods.

There are single-origin beans in every cup, and espresso shots are pouring out of a restored Synesso MVP Hydra machine. Pick from a trio of milks (Sungold Jersey, Oatly or almond milk from Mandole Orchard), and browse a food menu that nods to both Chile and Germany – the duo’s backgrounds.

To celebrate its opening, Solstice is shouting everyone a coffee on the winter solstice, Friday June 21, from 7am till 5pm.

117 Smith Street, Summer Hill
Mon to Sat 7am–3pm