Sydney’s new café and tasting bar experience – Black Market Coffee

After a long three months, Black Market Coffee in Marrickville is ready to officially launch on 11 October. 

Black Market Coffee is the new specialty coffee hub from Angus Nicol and Jess Hol (previously Black Market Roasters). Initially set to launch in July, like many businesses, the lockdown derailed their plans. You may have seen they launched a kerbside drive-through to keep locals caffeinated and their staff employed. While this has proved popular, they are now ready to welcome Sydneysiders into their new space that brings everything – a tasting bar, café, roastery and training space – together under the one roof.

With the goal of making specialty coffee accessible to everyone, not just coffee aficionados, the two have created an atmosphere where locals who want to simply enjoy a great coffee and those who are eager to learn more about specialty roasts and techniques can come together. 

The food menu is their own modern take on Australian classics, including Thick-Cut Sourdoughs and Gruyère Melts with Roasted Tomato. A local favourite is the Okon Roll, their twist on the classic bacon and egg roll inspired by the Japanese okonomiyaki pancake. Served on a flatbread, it’s filled with an eggy fritter made with zucchini and carrot and topped with maple bacon.

Perhaps the most exciting addition is their new Tasting Bar Experience. This sensory journey peeks behind the coffee bar into the world of a specialty coffee company. Curated by Jess and award-winning sommelier Matt Dunne, the rotating menu will guide guests through four different coffees from all over the world, each paired with a food offering. This is followed by a roastery tour. Think of it as a wine tasting – but for coffee!

The Tasting Bar experience opens on Thursday, 28 October, with bookings available now on their website HERE.

Black Market Coffee
24 Cadogan St, Marrickville NSW 2204 

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