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Joe Black

Café and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Surry Hills
  • jeroxie
    "Try the magic."(5 Tips)
    Michael S.
    "Beautiful 5 Senses coffee"(2 Tips)
    Matt S.
    "Pancakes are great!"(4 Tips)
    James K.
    "The Magic on the menu is an extra strong flat white 👍"(2 Tips)
32 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • magic
  • pancakes
  • homemade muffins
  • good for a quick meal
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  • Aaron C.
    Nothing about this place is hip — the fitout, the soundtrack, the crowd, the industrial fridge front and center. But it has reasonably good coffee and tasty, interesting sandwiches.
  • Kim W.
    Strong coffee, cool staff.
  • James K.
    James KuangFebruary 21
    The Magic on the menu is an extra strong flat white 👍
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungOctober 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Went back this morning after 1 year, the brekky menu has become rather terrible. Coffee's still good. The menu is much better 2 years ago. If you're after big meal not quality, it's the place to go
  • Luke R.
    Luke RhodesMay 30, 2015
    We tried the pork belly panini and chicken toasty - I'd highly rate both. The slight spice to the chicken was really great. I suggest tying the Maple latte
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SMay 10, 2015
    Good bircher muesli here, the real deal, great coffee too and a laid back atmosphere
  • Efe T.
    Efe TopuzluDecember 4, 2014
    good spot on a narrow street for a quick coffee break .. serving 5 senses beans - rare to find in cbd.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SAugust 23, 2014
    Pancakes are great!
  • j03w
    j03wAugust 20, 2014
    Coffee was OK. Got my water served in a rusted mug.
  • Stan H.
    Stan HunterFebruary 23, 2014
    Short flat.
  • Roxane L.
    Roxane LoyerNovember 11, 2013
    Don't go there for the pancakes, it's not on the menu anymore
  • Cindy H.
    Cindy HungAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coffee is great. No alternative offers for gluten free. Otherwise the food is fresh in tasty execution. Would like to have more option on the breakkie menu.
  • Bec R.
    Bec RyanMay 4, 2013
    Delicious hot chocolate!
  • Kenneth
    KennethFebruary 7, 2013
    This place is seriously #hipster right down to the hanging tweed coat and frameless glasses on the jacket hanger. It gets busy here in the arvo and the team are well prepared to handle the rush!
  • Frank C.
    Frank CuiuliFebruary 3, 2013
    Make sure you have cash. No credit facility.
  • Tahlia
    TahliaNovember 15, 2012
    Great food, Great service and great chai latte!
  • David S.
    David SmithSeptember 9, 2012
    Closed Sundays.
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Runner Up: Best Café - Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2012. Read more
  • Ryan C.
    Ryan CauilanAugust 21, 2012
    Order the Pirate Pancakes in Pirate speak to brighten up yours an the staff's day! No I'm not kidding :p
  • Cam T.
    Cam T.August 14, 2012
    What a find! Barista knows his trade and plys it well. Stormin norman eggs were yum
  • jeroxie
    jeroxieJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the magic. It is a melbourne thing but try it before you judge it.
  • Jen N.
    Jen NMay 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Really nice staff...for some reason I love the bacon & egg roll from here 
  • John T.
    John TruongMay 21, 2012
    Consistently good coffee, which I favour over love bite's Campos coffee and two good eggs Toby estate.
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel C.April 28, 2012
    5 Senses coffee, raisin pancakes, bacon and egg sambos... Wot's not to love?!
  • James C.
    James ChurchillApril 5, 2012
    Seriously good coffee. Try the single origin. Almost like I was back in Melbourne!
  • Jen N.
    Jen NFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Really chilled staff nice
  • Monnie
    MonnieFebruary 15, 2012
    The siphon is really interesting to watch being made. Very busy in the mornings, had the Magic too, was just right for me!
  • Himanshu K.
    Himanshu KshetrapalDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great coffee and the service has really improved. Staff are friendly - good must try coffee!
  • Mel
    MelDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great little gem of a place. Fantastic coffee, awesome staff and good food, esp the homemade muffins :)
  • An L.
    An LeNovember 17, 2011
    Probably the only place you can get a Magic in Sydney. Brought to you by Benny from Proud Mary in Melbourne, of course
  • Himanshu K.
    Himanshu KshetrapalOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Rude staff, almost completely lacks good customer service compared to many around. Don't have to put up with this.
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShafranOctober 7, 2011
    Beautiful 5 Senses coffee - start w a magic (mini flat white) & finish w a siphon coffee, served in stylin' glassware. For brekkie you can't beat pikelets w run & raisin mascarpone
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