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The Tin Humpy

Swing by this Indigenous-owned cafe for house-made pastries and hearty brekkie bowls.
By Melanie Colwell
March 29, 2021
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By Melanie Colwell
March 29, 2021
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On the corner of Redfern and Renwick Streets sits The Tin Humpy. The cosy cafe is owned and operated by Yvette Lever, a Bundjalung woman from the Tweed Heads area. Lever moved to Sydney almost two decades ago, and cut her teeth as a pastry chef at The Grounds of Alexandria before opening The Tin Humpy in mid-2018. Full circle moment: Lever now serves The Grounds coffee to her customers.

Outside, a vibrant Indigenous mural covers the building's Renwick Street exterior. Inside, the space is brightened up with greenery and Indigenous artwork covering the walls.

Lever and her team make many of the goods in-house, including fruit tarts, mini cakes and granola. The crew also incorporates native ingredients where possible. We're talking finger lime and blackberry jam, lemon myrtle meringue tarts and blueberry and strawberry gum muffins. Larger meals are also available, from smashed avo and brekkie bowls to burgers. It's also just started trialling dinner services on Friday and Saturday nights.

Images: Terence-Kent Ow

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