Stroll through The Galeries and pick up a freshly poured tea at T Totaler, Sydney's newest contemporary tea bar. It’ll help you get through those nippy mornings in the CBD. The menu offers a wide selection, from floral Australian blends, to more intricate batches of organic rose mint or Fujian iron oloong. You can even make your own custom blend in store.
A piece of Hobart has landed in Newtown via cute little patisserie, Drury Lane. Alistair Wise, the man behind Sweet Envy (North Hobart), has relocated to the upper level of Brewtown Newtown and brought his lauded menu with him. Try the pecan sticky bun for its dense, gooey, salted-caramel glaze. The croissant-style dough inside is perfectly layered and fluffy.
In the concrete chaos of Pitt Street is a clean, plant-filled cafe offering an oasis for the busy workers of the CBD. Named after the timeless tune by The Beatles, The Walrus has an “easy-to-pick” food menu for those on the go. Bircher muesli, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, smoked-chicken baguettes, Moroccan chicken piadas and palm-sized paninis are all on offer, as well as coffee by Toby's Estate.
Concrete Jungle is the final piece in the Kensington Street puzzle. Bryan O'Callaghan of Harry's Bondi is behind the new cafe, which offers a health-conscious menu. We recommend the Nourish Bowl, which comes with beetroot hummus, quinoa, roasted sweet potato and tahini dressing.
Kollector Cars and Coffee
Where else can you sip a cup of Single O coffee while sitting in a vintage, ochre-coloured 1970 VW 1600 Fastback? Owner Neil Burmester and his father-in-law Robert moved into the industrial warehouse last month, with the intention to provide Leichardt with a space for relaxation while they admire the limited-edition car collection. You can also grab a toasted sandwich; the menu changes week by week.