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St Dreux Espresso Bar

A pastel pink coffee shop in the heart of the CBD.
By Marissa Ciampi and Samantha Teague
February 18, 2019
By Marissa Ciampi and Samantha Teague
February 18, 2019

Barrack Place is Sydney CBD's new food and caffeine-filled laneway hangout. Taking inspiration from the laneways of Melbourne and New York, the space has an industrial fit-out with a touch of art — there's a brick façade, black steel details and cobblestone streets, plus installations by Adelaide artist Amy Joy Watson.

Inside, you'll find three spots serving top-notch brews: Batch Espresso, Mo'st and St Dreux. The latter is a pastel pink coffee oasis and the second outpost of St Dreux, a roastery located in Sydney's southwest.

It's serving up its own blends of beans as milky coffees, filter and nitro cold brew — a sparkling, nitrogen-charged coffee with the foamy head of a beer. Perfect for Sydney's balmy summer mornings (and afternoons).

Food is light, limited to pastries — sweet and savoury — and baked goods. If you're looking for something heartier, we suggest heading next door to the aforementioned Mo'st — it's slinging  rou jia mo: a Chinese-style burger originating from the Shaanxi Province that's said to be the world's oldest sandwich.

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