A charming Marrickville cafe in a classic red-brick terrace from the original West Juliett founders.
Ben Hansen
Published on December 13, 2023
Updated on December 13, 2023


A beloved staple of the meeting point between Marrickville, Enmore and St Peters in Sydney's Inner West, West Juliett shut its doors in 2023. Luckily for all of the fans of this corner cafe, the original founders were already cooking up something big, opening Agnes a five-minute drive away.

John and Kathryn Stavropoulos swung open the doors to their new cafe on Meeks Road and for the new venture the duo enlisted an all-star crew, with Agnes team members repping experience from Flour and StoneBlack Star Pastry and Cross Eatery.

The cafe offers White Horse coffee, plenty of baked treats, and a hefty breakfast and lunch menu which can be taken away, enjoyed inside or paired with some Vitamin D out on the laidback al fresco tables.

A red brick cafe covered in graffiti in Marrickville

Pastry chef Etta Napier's focaccia features heavily throughout the menu. For breakfast, you can order it with a simple spread, stacked with avocado and feta, or as the basis for a loaded breakfast sandwich.

Come 11am, there are five sandwiches on offer including a sensational charred miso eggplant with crunchy slaw and pickled red onion, or a classic crumbed chicken sambo partnered with nori and fermented chilli mayo.

And it's only right to treat yourself to a little something sweet. Expect blueberry, lime and cheesecake tarts, plus West Juliett's famous pink salt chocolate-chip cookies that have made a comeback (or protests may have been arranged).

The Agnes team is also committed to keeping things local and in-house, with the honey, jams, pickles and milkshake syrups all made right there at the cafe, or at John and Kathryn's apiary. Even the bacon is smoked locally.


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