Just up from Hamish Ingham’s Bar H on Forster Street. PROFILED BY DE GROOTS MEDIA
To find Corduroy, just walk towards the crowd of people standing on Foster Street, Surry Hills, waiting for their morning caffeine fix. Some perch on milk crates on the footpath, others lean casually on giant concrete pipes that double as kitchen gardens. They’re all waiting for Corduroy’s barista to hand them one of the best coffees in town.
Don’t expect silver service, the charm of a place like this lies in its hole-in-the-wall quirkiness. The staff jump around wearing overalls, singlets and tie-died pants while funky tunes play in the background. Diners sit on giant wooden button stools with their breakfasts balanced on their knees – enjoying dishes such as chilli smashed eggs on toast or a pastry from Black Star.
What the staff save on uniforms, they make up for in service and passion. A reliable café that delivers the goods, day in, day out.