Thursday, May 01, 2014

Smith, Parramatta

The guys from Circa have done it again - opening their newest Parramatta venture just last month. This is the third Parramatta cafe from the Circa team and it's fantastic how much these guys are single-handedly changing the face of the Parramatta food scene - bringing us great food, great coffee (and tea) and great looking, quirky cafes. Join me in crossing your fingers in hoping they never leave our 'hood!


Smith Tea + Coffee can be found in a beautiful old building down Batman Walk and like the name suggests they specialize in tea and coffee....and that's it!


Smith is a cafe made for the true coffee aficionado. Along with specialty teas and single origin coffee, they'll soon be roasting their own beans - I cannot wait to try some of their house-roasted coffee! I imagine the area around the cafe is going to smell amazing - roasting coffee is a wonderful smell.


I visited Smith in their first week and it's already become a popular local cafe. Along with specialty coffees they also do "normal" coffees like lattes and cappuccinos so they cater for everyone's caffeine needs!



I decide to try the cold drip ($4.00) on my visit which on this occasion is a Panama Single Origin. This is a lovely coffee,  served black with no distractions such as milk, mineral water or ice-cubes. The coffee has a lovely fruity end note and quite a mild flavour. I always find the flavour of cold drip coffees very subtle, almost like a fruity, black tea.


The coffees at Smith will change on a regular basis with coffee from the in-house roastery and elsewhere too. I think it's going to be fun to come in and try different types and styles of coffee as they are on offer.


Like I said, Smith is all about the coffee...and the tea, but if you are hungry there is a (very) small selection of cakes on offer.


You'll find Smith on Batman Walk, off Macquarie Street, Parramatta. At the moment they are only open Monday to Friday.

7 comments:

  1. Love the fruity and floral notes of Panama filter coffee! Can't wait to try out Smith! LOL "normal" coffee. They are normally just referred to as espresso-based drinks or espresso coffee hehehe

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  2. This is great news, can't wait to try it out. I sometime get a bit embarrassed asking for a "normal" coffee these days as I feel like a bit of a philistine!

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  3. Oooh. I'll have to trek down there one lunchtime...

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  4. When I heard the news that someone broke in while they were still renovating the place, it was pretty sad. Glad to see it opened up and being such a success! I do love a good cold drip.

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  5. I am really interested to visit the Smith, Parramatta

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  6. looks like a really cool cafe to check out. wish it opens on weekends though...

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  7. Helen (grabyourfork)May 4, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Looks like a great addition to the neighbourhood. Love the strategically-placed bike out the front too. Heh.

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