Surry Hills have a secret. No, it’s not the best beard oil for a rushed bro in the morning, it’s coffee, specifically Single Origin Roasters. This may not seem too surprising (it is Surry Hills after all), but considering the mecca of warehouse-chic coffee proffers cropping up every which way, finding The One has become akin to finding a finely-ground needle in a haystack. That being said, we’re pretty sure we found our caffeinated BFF in Single O.
The best news? They’ve shared this talent with the Sydney CBD.
Taking the form of a hole-in-the-wall takeaway coffee shop in Sydney, Single Origin York Street offer all the staples Surry Hills fans have come to know and love including their Reservoir blend—a structured, sophisticated go-to with flavours of milk chocolate and citrus overtones.
Tastemakers can also sample the La Roda Colombia, Mimba AA Tanzania or even the on tap, house-made Sparkling Coffee Cascara made from the coffee cherry fruit—yes, there is such a thing. Those keen to switch it up can check out their website for a list of upcoming monthly blends and origins. We’ve already staked claim on the Karatu AA from Kenya (due in July) but will settle for the on-tap ginger and finger lime infused Kombucha.
Head chef Troy Cotton (of the Bellevue Hotel and The Baron) has crafted a coffee-tinged brekkie including cappuccino rice pudding and banana bread with espresso butter. Those who prefer their coffee mug-only should take on the Croque-Monsieur with smoked leg ham, cheddar béchamel and pickled vegetables or bacon roll with tomato apple ketchup.
If you came to Single O for the coffee, you’ll stay for the good vibes. Designed with Luchetti Krelle and featuring an installation of paper and coffee filtration materials by artist Renuka Fernando, the space screams “We love good coffee!” in a way you wouldn’t have thought possible outside of a Gilmore Girls episode.
Did we mention they’re big on being eco-friendly? All takeaway packaging is either recyclable or compostable including the coffee cups and lids. We’ll drink to that.
Image credit: Single Origin