The Carpenter Cafe

In a little backstreet of Leichhardt, you’ll find a hip little cafe with a great vibe. A converted warehouse space behind the roller door with plenty of tables spaced out (to meet Covid19 safe measures), and a buzzing crowd of customers.

We love the industrial look with high roof, concrete floors, exposed brick wall and plywood, wire backed chairs and wooden tables which is certainly fitting with the space and area.

The staff were excellent, both during our visit and prior to. They were very communicative in explaining how we could book, and we appreciate that you can book online to guarantee a table. We are thankful they allowed us to bring our puppy and they were also super efficient in their service on the day.

The cafe is a specialty coffee shop with their own bean roasted, and we really like the coffee here. Not only that, it is served in really nice ceramics by Zuko.

They also use high quality products for their other drinks like prana chai and Mork hot chocolate.

For the menu, it’s a range of sandwiches, salads, and a few other interesting brekkie choices like truffle eggs with black truffle salsa from Tetsuya or their “Not so Shaksuka” ; a deconstructed Shakshuka. We had their pork carnitas; shredded slow roasted pulled pork, avo, and corn and tomato salsa, Parmesan cheese, diced onion and served with some crispy tortilla chips. A really lovely meal, it’s on the small size, so we’d recommend ordering a side of eggs or hash browns.

Salad wise, the brown rice and quinoa salad was flavoured nicely with the garlic and chilli, served with crispy kale and charred broccoli. I asked for tomato instead of avo and they kindly obliged.

What a lovely spot for brunch and we will certainly return.

The Carpenter Cafe

76 Flood St



7am-3pm Monday to Friday

8am-3pm Saturday and Sunday

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