Coffee is arguably the best reason to visit this ‘bike shop’. Having worked with both The Source and Mecca, head barista Matt Straw serves a near flawless reproduction of Mecca’s Darkhorse Blend. A specialty range of Tea Craft teas and some Italian sodas round out the liquids, while a light selection of cakes represent the only solid items Atelier offers, other than bicycles of course.

Whilst a scholarly appreciation for these bikes might make Atelier a particularly gratifying place to visit, it is by no means necessary to enjoy the beautiful machines hanging from the workshop walls. The grungy space is great for an aimless browse, a bike-inspired art show and a remarkably clean auto-shop.

The espresso bar itself sits at the rear of the space, huddled around an open loading dock and consisting of little more than an espresso machine and a few communal tables. The dock’s shutters open onto the same shaded alley occupied by The Baxter Inn, and is often used as a coffee drive through for tardy cyclists.

Whether you’re an unsavourily obsessed cycle fanatic or simply seeking to escape the archetypal cafe, Atelier is a great choice.

Atelier
156 Clarence Street, Sydney
(02) 9045 1204

Hours

Espresso Bar
Mon to Fri 7.30am–4pm
Sat 8am–4pm

Bike Shop
Mon to Wed, Fri 8am–6pm
Thurs 8am–8pm
Sat 9am–4pm

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