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!
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.
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
401b Cleveland Street,
Ph: +61 4 3153 5251