The brainchild of vegan caterer Sarah Shaweesh, Khamsa is firstly a plant based café, and secondly a community hub. Inspired by her Palestinian heritage, Sarah has brought vegan, Middle Eastern fusion cuisine to the Sydney streets. For first time diners, expect delicious brunch fare, delectable raw desserts and traditional Arabic coffee, along with friendly service and lively atmosphere.
Its amazing name aside, Fleetwood Macchiato is a small, cosy café where almost everything is made in-house: think yoghurts, cakes, pickles, preserves, sodas and condiments. The modern Australian menu shines a spotlight on flavours and textures, and they have earned fans from all over. If you can’t choose, all items are available all-day...so there’s no need to rush.
Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery
Foodcraft Espresso & Bakery are just as known for their hearty, all-day breakfast and lunch menus, as they are for the donut topped milkshakes and nutella treats. The offering is varied, with plenty of options for those who want to ‘eat cleanly’, and for those who are in ‘treat yourself’ mode.
With outposts across the Inner West, Cafe Shenkin in Erskineville is a local favourite for top-notch Middle Eastern cuisine. Light-filled and vintage in decor, the cafe serves up signature coffee, sweet and savoury Israeli-style pastries and Middle Eastern essentials; hummus and haloumi.