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Review - Cornersmith


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It’s one o’clock Saturday afternoon and this joint is pumping. A clever patron-operated blackboard queuing system keeps staff attention fixed upon their seated customers. It also ensures our path to a table is quick, landing us next to a pair of single origin sipping Asian hipsters, debating the merits of various coffee roasts versus the difficulty of procuring them.

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I cave and order an Iced Espresso ($3.50). It arrives sans-frills – just ice and round, premium coffee. A jam jar of Nectarine and Cinnamon Milkshake ($6) summons memories of apple pie, and incites me to idly wonder whether the whole of Sydney has suddenly run out of glasses?

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Food here is healthy whilst smartly staying in the realm of something you actually want to eat. Poached Farmer Brown Eggs ($9) come with chutney and sourdough; but can be dressed up with sides like Dukkah Roasted Eggplant, Chickpeas and Sumac Yoghurt ($5).

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Monday sees them close for pickling; the inconvenience is eased by enjoying the fruits of their labour in a Two Cheese and Zucchini Pickle Toastie ($9), all the better with Free Range Bresaola ($4).

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Actually it’s hard to avoid leaving clutching a jar of something, from locally produced honey to Pink Grapefruit Cordial ($16) – wonderful in a grapefruit ‘tini.

Cornersmith
314 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Ph: (02) 8065 0844

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