Pablo’s Vice, Darlinghurst
I can’t remember the number of times I have walked past this cafe and wondered. Situated on the corner of Goulburn and Crown street, this very cute little hole in a wall serves one of the nicest coffee in Surry Hills. They use Campos coffee, and the barista take orders in both English and Italian and seems to know everyone’s name and orders!
The menu is simple. Written on the blackboard, along with the daily specials and their coffee menu.
The coffee is absolutely fantastic. Aromatic, strong, and the perfect temperature. It was indeed-y awesome!
I couldn’t go past the chicken schnitzel ($9) – pan-fried schnitzel with tasty cheese, lettuce and homemade mayonnaise on toasted Sonoma bread. It is supposed to be a sandwich, however, I only asked for one piece of bread. Thinly sliced schnitzel which was tender, topped with melted cheese, tomato and a mountain of spinach. It was definitely delicious!
B on the other hand wanted their bircher, however, they ran out and opted for the spelt maple and almond muesli from Sonoma ($9). Thought it was a rather small serving, the muesli sat on a mountain of seasonal fruits and topped with dollops of yogurt. It was nice, but both B and I can definitely eat at least two servings of this!
Pabloo Vice’s also serves salads, wraps and pre-made sandwiches made on Sonoma sourdough which can be found in the cabinet. Service friendly and warm. We both love the coffee, our only gripe would be the servings of food, can definitely be a little larger! Regardless am glad that this is just up the road – problem is, too many options for good coffee in Surry Hills, I don’t know where to go! Guess that’s not a bad problem to have!
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
open from Mon – Sat for breakfast and lunch
Corner of Goulburn and Crown Street
Ph: (04) 0924 2616