WOW! What a GREAT cafe. Turns out Big Sister does know a thing or two about great places to eat. The cafe is buzzing - even on a wet, cold and windy Friday morning. Double Roaster is located in an old warehouse on Victoria Road - it's main purpose was as a coffee roasters and they've now branched out into a cafe. The space has a distinctly industrial feel and the cafe is fitted out with loads of interesting retro pieces - old style cash register, vintage scales, old drawers used to hide the cutlery. LOVE it! So much to look at.
We both start with a Skinny Cappuccino ($3.00 for a regular) that comes in an enormous cup. I'm not going to pretend I know much about coffee just because I'm eating brunch at a coffee roasters...it was good, strong with a generous sprinkle of chocolate (very important)! We later switch to a pot of Fresh Mint Tea ($4.00). I love this - it's something I've actually made at home after investing in a small mint bush for my balcony garden.
The staff at Double Roasters are SUPER friendly and happily answer questions about the menu (their meat isn't free-range yet, but they hope to get this side of things sorted by the end of the year...good job).
I choose the Sauted Field Mushrooms on Sourdough topped with Percorino cheese ($8.00) and it's good, really simple flavours, but the meaty mushrooms are a winner. Big Sister decided to have Poached Pembroke Farm Organic Free-range Eggs with Toast ($8.50). To this she added a side of smoked salmon ($4.00 as a side) avocado and roasted tomatoes ($3.00 each).
Because we're lingering and catching up (and because I'm still a tad peckish) we decide to split a Caramel Slice (I can't remember how much this was, about $3 or $4) to have with our Peppermint Teas. Our slice was wonderful...really crumbling biscuit base, gooey caramel and the best chocolate layer.
Double Roasters is at 199 Victoria Road, Marrickville.