The last time we visited Sydney, we neglected Surry Hills despite staying right next to the suburb. This time, I was quite adamant that we explore the area for its vintage stores (and food) and the adventure began bright and early ANZAC Day in our hunt for breakfast.
With only a general direction to guide us, we set off with our eyes open for a spot that both looked promising and peaceful – as it turned out, Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe was only around the corner and met both requirements very nicely.
There isn’t very much in the way of bustling business around Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe - it is tucked neatly on the narrow terrace-house lined Reservoir Street. As we wandered up the hill, we commented on how very much the architecture reminded us of London.
With how gorgeous the weather was, we opted to take an al fresco seat at Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe. It turned out to be an opportunity not only to watch the quiet roll by, but the gentleness of the suburb’s population slowly manifest for their morning coffee.
The SO could not resist the temptation to reconnect with his Scottish roots and ordered the Scottish Breakfast. The black pudding was expectedly spiced and the SO dug into the plate with much gusto, limiting the breakfast conversation to very brief sentences.
But I had big plans for Sydney and desperately wanted to allow myself as much room as possible for other meals. A slice of toasted apple and raspberry bread was the perfect light breakfast option with its mild sweetness and very so slight tanginess.
But as much as we wanted to dally at Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe, we had the rest of the day to explore. So imagine our surprise when the SO went to the counter to settle the bill and was given two ANZAC cookies on the house. Now this is what I call service.
It was the perfect sweet treat to take on the road with us. Bangbang Espresso Bar and Cafe hit all the right notes and if this was how our adventure in Surry Hills was to start, we were in high hopes