Joe Black, Surry Hills
I really shouldn’t be surprised with all the new cafe’s and restaurants opening in Surry Hills. It is one of the reasons why I asked ‘The Mother’ if we could live here. Joe Black is the new cafe on Commonwealth Street, only open a couple of weeks, Joe Black is currently on limited menu, which includes all day breakfast which is a bonus! Gotta love all day breakfast.
Their specialty is coffee and B couldn’t go past a cup of Magic ($3.50), ‘not real magic, just ask’, so we did. One of the owners explained that it’s a 3/4 sized cappuccino, it’s ‘magic’ as after a few sips, it disappears! It was incredibly smooth and tasty and was too hard not to have another.
I wanted something sweeter so opt for the hot chocolate and it was one of the nicest hot chocolate I have had in a long time! Perfect temperature and sweetness, it went down too nicely and I love the nice touch of marshmallow! YUM!
I love the simplicity of the menu, cutlery, and even the tin cups and the cute milk bottle filled with sugar.
The mural on one side of the wall – evolution of man complete with coffee in hand.
B and I sat next to the other brother of the two brothers and had a lovely chat! Great little spot, great coffee for coffee lovers and they have tasty muffins, blondies and many more treats made especially by barista Gemma. If you don’t have time to dine in, they have pre-made sandwiches for takeaway.
No doubt we will be back, I bought a date and walnut muffin on the way home one day… it was so good it didn’t even last till I got home!
GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10
27 Commonwealth St