Haven Specialty Coffee Darling Square
Visit this Darling Square cafe for coffee expertise and Asian-inspired eats.
Haven Specialty Coffee is one of several well-loved Sydney venues that jumped at the opportunity to expand when the new Darling Square precinct was unveiled last year. By coffee-crazy trio Roy Yu, Kit Tran and Bruce Koo, Haven's second outpost is a bright and airy cafe on Harbour Street.
The sleek fit-out, with a consistent palette of grey and timber throughout, is reminiscent of coffee shops you'd expect to see in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore. The food offering has a similar Asian influence — think char siu sauce on the B&E roll, sichuan pepper remoulade on the fried chicken burger and the signature dish, a daikon cake with dried sausage, shrimp, shiitake mushroom and xo sauce.
The food is not the main affair here though, merely complementing an expert coffee offering. For those that wish to further their coffee education, Haven also runs workshops on latte art, pour-overs and tasting. The OG Surry Hills location is no longer around, but the team has just opened a brand new space in Rosebery.
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