The Danks Street precinct has a relatively new addition and in true Sydney form the locals have begun sniffing around to see what all the fuss is about. I think the most noticable feature and drawcard is the wrap-around balcony scattered with wrought iron furniture and mature gum trees seemingly sprouting from the decking. The balcony is teeming with new devotees sipping a coffee whilst munching a pre-made baguette sandwich or hand-crafted pastry at those typically sizeable Danks Street prices.
Once inside, the “French” theme takes hold. You can’t help but notice the oversized classic prints and ornate mirrors that adorne the dark pin-striped walls, as well as a large communal table decorated with candelabras sitting in the centre of the room and an eye-catching chandelier dangling above it. Platters abundant with danishes and growth-hormone-injected croissants greet you as you enter and colourful petite cakes are lined up neatly in glass cabinets on the rooms peripheries.
On the coffee-side of things, the brew is fairly good and comes in fancy little gold-rimmed cups and saucers where you feel oh-so posh sipping away like a queen having high tea. Ooh la la!