Double Tap Coffee
If the Double Tap brief is to service the locals with decent coffee and inexpensive but high-quality food, the cafe nails it.
Before opening Double Tap owner Daniel Karaconji helped set up Coffee Alchemy. Here he’s using Wetherill Park’s Panorama to supply the blend for the cafe’s milk coffees, and there’s a large and varied selection of rotating single origins for black coffee.
The menu includes unchef-y, unfussy food: sandwiches – like ham, cheese and salad – and za’atar bread pockets stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and mint. Produce is from Shane Roberts, Penny Fours, Two Providores and Napoli Food and Wines. There are croissants, pastries and cakes made by Karaconji’s mum, often including a plum torte and a lemon yoghurt cake. All sandwiches are $10 and under, the only thing more expensive is the seasonal salad bowl.
The cafe is hidden in a back alley. It’s slick and sunny and has a large feature wall with a botanical mural done by Karaconji’s artist brother Alex, who was paid for his work in doughnuts.