If you are looking for reasonably priced amazing food with that home cooking feel, look no further than Short Black Espresso Bar in Penshurst.
Located in a small suburb of South Sydney, Short Black Espresso Bar - or more affectionately known as Short Black - has garnered a significant client base throughout South Sydney. This is definitely due to their impeccable customer service, great food and even better coffee.
Short Black boasts an impressive café-style menu with a Mediterranean/European twist. Patrons can find familiar items including big breakfasts, wraps, sandwiches and burgers, where the staff at Short Black pack them full of flavour. Regular customers eagerly await the updates on the specials board as they know the staff are focused on creative dishes to satiate everyones hunger. For breakfast the Spanish Omelette perfectly encapsulates Short Black's Mediterranean fusion with a classic favourite customers know and love. Their range of pastas and focaccias will rival even the best in Italy.
Short Black is also perfect for light meals. If you're looking to be a little healthier yet still leave feeling full and satisfied after your meal try the Chia Bowl (this doesn't always appear on the menu, but if you ask the staff they are happy to accommodate). The Chia bowl includes chia seeds soaked in milk (typically almond) topped with seasonal fruit and yogurt.
The colourful chia bowl
If you're after something a little more substantial try one of their wraps. The Chicken Schnitzel wrap, with perfectly crumbed schnitzel, lettuce, cheese, sweet chilli sauce, tomato and shredded cheese is perfect for a delicious lunch that isn't too heavy.
The Chicken Schnitzel Wrap with a side of chips. They also offer salad instead.
Short Black doesn't just wow you with their food, their drinks - both hot and cold - are the perfect accompaniment. Especially during a hot summer's day, pop in and try their Mango and Lychee Crush which they serve in adorable mason jars.
A refreshing Mango and Lychee Crush to quench your thirst.
However, it all started with their coffee. In Sydney we are spoilt for choice when it comes to good coffee, which is why establishments try that much harder to ensure their customers have great tasting coffee to keep them coming back. Short Black definitely delivers and take their coffee seriously. From remembering regular customers orders to displaying some pretty fancy cappuccino art, this small café in suburban Sydney can rival the best.
A Classic Cappuccino
Great food, great coffee and even greater service, Short Black will make you feel at home.
Where: 50 Penshurst St, Penshurst 2222
Cost: $10-$20 per person
When: Monday - Friday: 7am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 7am - 3pm
Sunday: 8am - 2pm
Good for kids: Yes, there is an outdoor seating area as well that is ideal for strollers/prams
Take away: Yes