The Copper Mill is a new cafe in the once industrial no-man’s land of Alexandria, joining the neighbourly ranks of cafe luminaries like The Grounds and Bread & Circus. With a rustic and raw interior reflecting its factory heritage, Golden Cobra coffee and an innovative, ever-rotating breakfast and lunch menu, The Copper Mill is well worth checking out. Head there if you love the aforementioned places, or cafes like West Juliett or Reuben Hills.
If you can tear yourself away from the coffee (I had their regular Golden Cobra blend called Human Cannonball and it was the best coffee I’ve had in ages, plus there’s a blackboard featuring the current single origin beans), there are some interesting drink menu inclusions like coconut hot chocolate. Must-have brunch items include the Peruvian sandwich, featuring slow cooked pork, egg and sweet potato, or the galette (think a puffy pie lid) topped with a perfectly poached egg, served with a hearty side of pumpkin, peas and haloumi (tip: add bacon). The menu changes often, and I can’t wait to see what else this tick-all-the-right-boxes cafe has in store.
The Copper Mill, 338-356 Mitchell Road Alexandria, tel: 02 9517 3214