Darcy St Project isn't just a cafe: it's a social enterprise. Here, students and youth — particularly those at risk of unemployment — can gain the skills, training and confidence necessary to becoming gun baristas. Others who take part in the program include refugees, newly arrived migrants and those experiencing homelessness.
While knowing that your money is going to a good cause, kick back and enjoy a fine cup of coffee. Rather than sticking with just one kind of bean, Darcy St runs a feature roaster program, letting regulars taste their way across a bunch of single origins, from Seven Seeds' Kainamui (Gichugu, Kenya) to Pablo & Rustys' Bella Vista (Narino, Colombia).
Meanwhile, the house blend, dubbed Big Tasty, is roasted in-house, in small batches. It's a smooth blend of three beans, from Kenya, Colombia and Brazil.
Darcy St Project's headquarters for coffee drinkers is the OG Brew Bar, a cosy spot dotted with yellow stools and backdropped by a cheery green feature wall. True to the name, the focus really is on coffee, with food limited to bakery treats.