On the slopey, slidey side of Artarmon lays a new cafe by the name of Everyday Canteen. With lightly furnished decor and hanging bulbs within bulbs, it has all the hallmarks of an upbeat, modern cafe minus the terrariums.
With coffee beans sourced from The Little Marionette, you know that you're in for a real treat.
Has anyone else ever wondered if a barista is keen beans for you when they draw love hearts as your coffee art?
Double Shot Latte
Matcha latte for days! Everyday Canteen has sourced their matcha powder from Matcha Maiden and their mean brew will lighten up anyone's day. With a gracious harmony of matcha powder and milk, it's a perfect little cuppa with only a touch of sweetness and a pleasant bitter finish.
That Ikea cup game is strong.
Ham & Cheese Croissant
Flattened; like a possum crossing the road in front of a truck #roadkillgoals
Nevertheless, a great go to snack for when you're on the run.
Crackling Pork Belly Roll - Crackling Pork Belly, Pickled Daikon, Cucumber, Carrot, Coriander & Housemade Chilli Mayo
This beauty is like a pork roll from your local bakery but on steroids. A soft, white roll sheltering a greenhouse full of veggies + some crispy, textural pig scattered in the centre, what's not to like!?
Roasted Pumpkin Bruschetta - Roasted Pumpkin, Feta, Cress, Hummus, Pepitas, Dukkah, Pine Nuts on Seeded Sourdough
Making the world a better place one vegetable at a time. For a conscience forgiving, peace of mind sort of meal, there's no better than pumpkin on bread. A really delicate combination of flavours that all work well together. Don't count on it filling you up though!
Vanilla Cake w/ Berries
If Everyday Canteen could be remembered for 2 things, they'd be coffee and baked goods. This vanilla pound cake was dense but utterly fulfilling and a brilliant accompaniment to their killer coffee.
Flourless Belgian Chocolate Cake + Brownie Cookies
Send me up to space with these bad boys; chocolate cake in one hand, brownie cookies in the other. Set for life I tell you. The fudgey, almost mud-like consistency of the flourless chocolate cake is heavenly but everybody please raise your glasses to this gem of a cookie. The brownie cookie; a gorgeously rich and rewarding piece of baking wizardry right here. A light, crispy outer shell with deep crevices that your foot would stick into houses a soft, gooey chocolate inside making it an incredible experience of textual brilliance. (probably a bit exaggerated here, but it's dam good!)
An awesome little cafe just metres from the train station and a stone's throw away from the Japanese cultural cul de sac in Artarmon. They're making some seriously good coffee and some even better baked goods! Check it out.