Having been disappointed multiple times by Campos Coffee, a much raved about Sydney import that has set up shop in Carlton, I was a little skeptical about the harbour city’s ability to serve up good coffee. A recent trip to Sydney provided a good opportunity to judge Sydney’s coffee scene.
I sampled coffee from a number of Sydney’s coffee hot spots, and it was mixed bag. Le Monde gets a thumbs up, but the much hyped Robocog and Gnome were big disappointments.
Other cafes, known more for their food than their coffee, including Forbes & Burton and Four Ate Five, lived up to expectations. That is, they served great food, but mediocre coffee. This, sadly, is a common tale, not just in Sydney, but also in Melbourne.