WHERE:66 Goulburn St, Sydney NSW 2000.
WHAT: A Scandinavian arboretum style cafe, in the heart of the city. Perfect for a more relaxed, long-lunch coffee. Look up while you do it at the canopy, without the bird poop.
You know those annoying lovebites you get, after a steamy tousle in the back seat of the car? Or furtively, afterclass in your dorm room, hoping your roommate is asleep? Lovebite cafe is anything but annoying, rather yet another happy landmark for those of us seeking to get a bit of gastronomical pleasure on a weekday.
The interior of this cafe is the finest point to it. The architecture not only incorporates the greenery with a Scandinavian style glass roof, it also utilises mezzanine-style and main levels to add a sense of visual and spatial interest. The high ceiling gives it the sense of enjoying your coffee in an arboretum. I’ve been getting tired of the industrial chic style that has oversaturated Sydney, and this more open-plan style is a refreshing change.
Despite having not partaken in any food items, I discovered quickly that the barista was not only pleasing to the eye, but also friendly, efficient and skilled. My two friends ordered a hot chocolate, and a green tea latte, whilst I went with a mocha. Table service was excellent, with no dirty cups after we had finished drinking, and chilled water delivered rapidly upon asking.