Since starting out in a Brookvale garage back in 2012, northern beaches coffee roaster Barrel One has been on a hot run. This is the brand’s fifth cafe (joining Brookvale, Cromer, Manly and Potts Point), and like its siblings, Lane Cove sticks to a simple, tried-and-true menu: coffee, bagels and sandwiches.

There are seven bagels (boiled by Marrickville’s Brooklyn Boy) to choose from, including the pastrami with pickle, cheddar and breakfast sauce, and a classic smoked salmon. Otherwise there are sandwiches including a chicken deli number with smoked chicken, apple mayo, lettuce, pickled guindilla peppers and stilton cheddar. A pair of American-style grilled cheese sandwiches were created in collaboration with Melbourne cheese don Anthony Femia of Maker & Monger.

Fluffy sourdough crumpets from This Is Us are a breakfast winner. In a twist on a classic big brekkie, you can get one topped with cheesy folded eggs, brown sauce and maple pastrami. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t miss the cinnamon-doughnut-inspired crumpets, which come slathered in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. Otherwise, stick to a straightforward serve with your condiment of choice.

You’ll find Barrel One’s house range of fairtrade blends and single origins, with beans sourced from independent farmers around the world and roasted in the company’s Brookvale warehouse.

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Updated: February 16th, 2024

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