Mosman shopping village has some history, with a healthy list of heritage buildings and a whole lot of entrenched character. But recent shifts have seen some great new additions to the suburb – namely Justin North’s The Burger Shed and the suburb’s first small bar, The Hunter. Bar Testoni is another slick new addition, perched on a little corner opposite Mosman High School.
This modern panini bar is the work of husband-and-wife team Jo Plomley and Nic Testoni and you’ll find the La Marzocco hissing out Single Origin espressos as the panini press sizzles with bread from Brasserie.
“We’ve had a lot of interest from locals so far and were keen to offer them something new and a bit edgy and an alternative to what’s around here,” says Testoni.
The fresh design is the work of MAKE creative, with concrete floors, a large, stylised moustache graphic by the front door and a colour palette that shifts from black to shades of green. The peg board wall behind the coffee bar offers the opportunity to adjust shelving at a moment’s notice and a blood red slicer tops the counter to deal with salumi.
The paninis – which include mozzarella, oven roasted tomato and pesto; bresaola, rocket and sweet onion; or salami, goat’s cheese and olive tapenade – are the stars of the show.
2/167 Avenue Road, Mosman
(02) 9969 3506
Tues to Fri 7am–3.30pm