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Fernside Coffee Shoppe, Redfern

Opened just three weeks ago, Fernside Coffee Shoppe can be found in Surry Hills / Redfern, on the corner of Crown and Cleveland Street. Abe and Arthur are the gents behind this cute little place, open kitchen, with a couple of tables at the front and back.


The menu is quite simple, cafe standard of eggs, bacon and muesli which is available all day, and lunch features pre-made sandwiches and salads which are made to order. We were told that there are going to be new items on the menu, but they wouldn’t say what!


The coffee here is superb, they use campos coffee. It was too hot for me to have coffee, but B, had her special, a short black, with a dash of milk and a bit of chocolate on top. Not quite sure where she got this from, but its her ‘special’ coffee!


B couldn’t go past the bircher muesli ($8), served with yogurt and berry compote. Generous serving, we were told the bircher muesli is actually from Farmer Jo (one of my fav brand of muesli!). It was so good that I had to go back a couple of days later and have the bircher myself!


I opt for the bacon and egg roll with tomato, baby and relish ($7) which was served with focaccia bread. You can add haloumi for an extra $3. The bacon and egg roll was good but incredibly messy – a little hard to eat with hands, but it was simple, had that ‘homemade’ feel to it and absolutely tasty!


The spelt and honey banana bread was also fantastic, I had this take-away, and although it was me who ordered it, ‘The Mother’ demolished it before I could even take a second bite!

Cute little cafe, it does get extremely busy on weekends, so come early to beat the rush. The owners are super duper friendly, they seem to know everyone who drops by and if they haven’t met you before, they will make the effort to sit, stand and chat.


A great addition to the Surry Hills / Redfern area!

GA’s ratings: 7 / 10

Fernside Cafe

401b Cleveland Street,

Redfern, 2016

Ph: +61 4 3153 5251

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  1. November 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Awesome, I really wanna try this place since it’s in my neighborhood. And I believe the banana bread is Brasserie Bread 😉

  2. November 9, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Love the signs! Food doesn’t look bad, either.

  3. November 9, 2011 at 2:50 am

    Very cute…but alas too far from work and home. Le sigh. That’s an interesting “signature coffee” your friend has come up with.

    • November 9, 2011 at 5:39 am

      hey miss piggy, it didn’t taste too bad either. a cute little place, definitely will be back!

  4. November 9, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Ooooh hello cute barista 🙂 lol

  5. November 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    special coffee sounds cute! i love it when baristas draw love hearts on my coffee haha!

  6. November 9, 2011 at 10:24 am

    that bircher muesli >_< oh my looks so heavenly!

    • November 10, 2011 at 6:33 am

      Hey I dream in chocolate 🙂 it was heavenly! Might drop by again tomorrow to get my bircher fix!

  7. November 10, 2011 at 2:53 am

    A short black with latte art takes skill, I tells ya!

    And I seriously envy your brunch-hopping lifestyle – what are you gonna do when you take up this new corporate job I hear about?!

    • November 10, 2011 at 6:34 am

      Hello Mademoiselle dellicieuse… i’m beginning to think i should not have taken this new corporate job! what was i thinking?

  8. November 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I love Campos coffee! I like Cafés with simple menus.

  9. November 16, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Great find! I’m just down the street now, must find some time to brunch here soon!

  10. Beats
    January 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Awesome coffee! My favourite meal is the STAR. However for me, the best thing about this cafe is the service!!

    • January 8, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      thanks for dropping by. odnt think i have had the STAR! must visit again soon. i do love the service, so friendly and welcoming!

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