We love venturing to a different cafe for coffee, especially those places where the coffee is excellent but the staff are also friendly and not at all arrogant. That is certainly the case at Double Tap. This neighbourhood cafe in Marrickville can be found in the backstreets amongst factories and plenty of mechanics. It is quite hard to find a car spot but take your chances, for it is worth a visit!
We had been recommended to visit here by a few people including @where_do_i_eat_pete and my brother who lives in the area. A local barista of ours also identified this as one of his favourites. We don’t live in area so it’s been difficult for us to visit since they only open Mon-Friday. I took the opportunity on my holidays to visit. I enjoyed it so much that I returned twice more. By the third time, they’d already remembered my order. That’s impressive.
I can understand why. Owner Daniel Karaconji was roaster at Coffee Alchemy for 9 years so certainly knows his way around a coffee shop. He’s the front of house and is perfect for the role since he makes you feel welcome by his inviting smile and kind demeanour around the cafe. The barista is also friendly, and makes a good cup of coffee. Using their own roasted beans for the milk based coffees and single O for their espresso. On my first visit, I enjoyed the coffee so much and that’s what made me return.
On the return visited I opted for food too. The sandwich menu is super reasonable, at only $11 for eggplant, tuna, free range ham, mortadella, poached chicken or our choice, the Pastrami Reuben. Freshly toasted bread filled with pastrami, sauerkraut, pickles, cheese and a special sauce. A super tasty lunch option.
For the lovers of salad like me, they also sell salad bowls with just veggies, chicken or tuna. A salad base with a large piece of baked pumpkin, lentils, shaved carrot and beetroot, sauerkraut. Nicely seasoned tuna with oil and capers, and this rests atop the salad. The flavours work well together and it is filling too. For $13, that’s great value.
In the counter there are are croissants, pastries and cakes as well as some pre-made sandwiches for those on the go.
We had one of their almond croissants, filled with custard and raspberry which made it nice and sweet. I also really liked their gluten free fig bread with ricotta and honey.
The space itself is casual with plenty of space, wooden tables and a large feature wall with a lovely botanical mural. The native flowers on the table are in keeping with this theme.
Open til 3, they are able to service all the locals and workers in the area and people on a destination visit like me! I’ll be sure to be back on my next day off.
Phone:0404 475 430
56 Smith St Marrickville