Loving…Marrickville’s cafes

I can’t seem to get enough of Marrickville’s cafes lately (which keep on multiplying – yay!). I’ve blogged about the gorgeous Double Roasters before and while I do love it I have a tendency to try new and different places all the time.

Marrickville Road Cafe is a cute, grungy little place with a graffiti mural on one wall and a brilliant breakfast burrito. It’s just started operating as a wine bar and dinner spot on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The wine selection is minimal and it’s no sommelier fronted Surry Hills small bar, but for a nice glass of cab sav and a satisfying burger on a recent rainy meant-to-be-summer evening it definitely hit the spot.

From one cafe crush to another, my allegiances then switched to 2204 on Addison Road. Cavernous and cool, there’s an exposed brick wall on one side and a black wall on the other with vintage couches to sink into. The bacon, brie and cranberry panini is delicious and there’s free wi-fi to while away your day.

I’m also totally in love with Hellenic Bakery on Illawarra Road. Think a Greek sweet emporium packed to the rafters with luscious cakes, biscuits, breads and pastries. While it’s not really a cafe, you can eat at one of their few outdoor tables and grab a coffee from the cafe next door. Their sweets run the gamut from Greek (like galaktoboureko) to the generic (like mud cake) and it’s all so enticing. My favourite so far is their chocolate cannoli complete with choc chips squished on the end at only $2 a pop.

Cornersmith seems to be hottest thing to ever hit Marrickville… so hot it’s always so packed. (No I don’t want to ‘go on a list’ and wait. It’s MARRICKVILLE not the Lower freakin’ East Side!). Once I get over the fact you may have to queue for their reportedly awesome housemade pickles, locavore cuisine and Mecca coffee and actually eat there I’ll let you know!

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5 Responses

  1. Paul February 15, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    To be honest I’ve never been out there – I’m going to have to check it out this weekend I believe!

  2. devoured February 16, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    You should go! Great cafes, lots of good Vietnamese eats too. Intrigued by your tea co. – are you opening a cafe?

  3. Anonymous February 25, 2012 / 1:14 pm

    cornersmith is amazing, how else do you suppose they deal with numbers of people who want to eat there? a wait list is a fair and logical system, give them a break. If you talk to the owners you’ll realise they are a young family, just trying to do something they believe in. The food is a breath of fresh air in comparison to many cafes around.

  4. devoured February 27, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Hello Anonymous – this was more of a comment on the fact you now have to queue for a Marrickville cafe. I agree it’s a wonderful place!!

  5. Anonymous March 8, 2012 / 7:51 pm

    sorry a little defensive of my lovely new local cafe!

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