Ever been into a cafe that just doesn’t get music? Too loud, too fast, too whiny, too scattered? That’s not Suzie Q.

It's the work of DJ Jordan Deck, so unsurprisingly, the tunes are good. So much so, that the cafe stocks a tightly curated selection of rare and unusual vinyl for sale (provided by Deck’s mates at Vintage Records in Camperdown) and they keep the cruisy tunes on rotation all day.

The team also knows its coffee, using the balanced and mellow blend from Duke Coffee Roasters in Melbourne, where Deck did a stint in 2011.

The small menu is peppered with cute names such as Breakfast at Ephiphanie's (poached egg, creamed corn, house pickles, toast and smoked cheddar or potted ocean trout) and Chelsea Morning (roast rhubarb, pear, blackberies, natural yoghurt, granola).

There’s a touch of 70s retro kitsch in the details –old tool box planters of herbs, vintage suitcases full of newspapers and retro brown light fittings and fern baskets swinging in the breeze from the bi-fold windows – but there’s a polished finish to the new space as well. But it’s the huge black and white Elliott Landy photographic mural of Woodstock that adds the final retro flare.

The cafe is licensed, so you can add a Rocks Brewery pale ale or glass of Sibling Rivalry pinot noir to your vibing lunch.

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Updated: April 17th, 2023

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