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The Bunker - CLOSED

Bunker down for a cosy coffee in this intimate urban escape.
By Trish Roberts
July 13, 2011
By Trish Roberts
July 13, 2011

The Bunker is an appropriate title for this hole-in-the-wall, blink-and-you'll-miss-it Darlinghurst cafe. Once you've sampled the goods, however, you'll never be able to walk straight past again.

The intimate feel is carried through with casual, friendly and familiar staff, and the kitsch, second-hand crockery. I can't go any further without mentioning the coffee, which (judging by the rate of take-aways) is the main appeal of the Bunker. Stretch out a bit further though, and you'll find a great range of simple menu items.

Breakfast is the key meal here, with the basics often outshining the more complex offerings. You can't go past the Googs: soft boiled eggs with soldiers of toasted Sonoma bread. If you're after something a bit heartier, I'd recommend the home-style Baked Beans on Toast. For non-coffee drinkers, there's a great range of teas by the pot. My pick is the novelty Rosebud tea.

For lunch, try the Ham and Pea Sandwich - it's a simple concept but a surprisingly rich offering. And be sure to look out for the ever-changing blackboard of specials, where you'll find the more complex, seasonal dishes crop up.

The Bunker is an easy, affordable choice in the maze of Darlinghurst's cafes. Don't be afraid to share one of their wooden tables with a stranger - it is cosy in here, after all.

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