Cafes are like mushrooms. There are thousands of them, they spring up overnight, and most of them will kill you. Well, kill the coffee drinking experience anyway. How many times have you ordered a latte and then been forced to listen to some horrible top 40 radio station? Or had to sit in some God awful Starbucks ripoff. What a lot of prospective proprietors don’t realize is that a great cafe relies on a precise convergence of design, music, produce and staff.
New Surry Hills cafe Bean Temple gets this balance just right, and that’s not surprising considering their ethos of providing a coffee experience that not only satisfies your cravings, but also your soul. So do it a favour and check it out next time the 10am jitters strike.
Find it at Shop 1, 194-198 Goulburn St, Surry Hills, 2010 (ph 02 92660030)