When award-winning baristas get together to start their own cafe, you can bet that the coffee will be pretty damn good. Normcore Coffee Roasters, operated by Nate Lee and Chanho Hong, is just that. With a name taken from the anti-fashion trend, Normcore (a fusion of 'normal' and 'hardcore') serves up 'hardcore' blends for its lineup of single-origin black coffee and Normcore blends for customers who prefer their cuppa on the milkier side.
Open Monday to Friday from 7am, the tiny cafe on Castlereagh Street is a perfect pitstop for a summery cold brew or warming espresso made from seasonal house-blended coffee. Plus, you can get stuck into a breakfast menu of smashed avo, toasties, and egg and bacon rolls. In addition to brunch favourites, there's a small lineup of soba salads and chicken and ham sandos to satisfy hungrier customers.
With an industrial aesthetic and champion beans, the boutique roaster offers something for coffee experts and brunch lovers alike.
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