Double Tap is owned by ex-Coffee Alchemy barista Daniel Karaconji and, despite its residential Marrickville location, the family-owned coffee shop has already got a strong following, with many considering their brews pretty hard to beat. If you’re interested in knowing what you’re drinking, Double Tap sources all its coffee from small batch roasters only, with its house blend Silver Bullet by Panorama Coffee Roasters in Sydney’s Wetherill Park. Used for white coffees only, the Silver Bullet blend is made from Brazilian and Ethiopian beans and reveals lingering notes of cacao, berries and stone fruits. For black coffees, customers can choose their own single origin beans, with offerings from Sample Coffee, Wood & Co, Grace & Taylor, Small Batch Roasting Co and Market Lane, among others.
If you’re starting to get the jitters, try hitting up the food menu, with Double Tap serving a homely menu of toasted sarnies, fresh salads and brekkie bowls. Made on toasted Brickfields sourdough, the sandwiches are particularly tasty, even more so, when you consider they’re only $9.50. Options include a free-range poached chicken with chives, blanched almonds and a mustard-seed mayo as well as a mortadella, provolone and fresh mint with sliced green olives. Cakes are also a standout with Karaconji’s wife and mum hand-baking the selection.
While this may be a family-owned cafe, the interiors are sleek, with warm Australian timbers, native floral decorations and a botanical wall mural, painted by Karaconji’s brother, Alex. While Double Tap may not be doing anything “new” or “different” per se, sometimes just doing the simple things well can be pretty revolutionary.