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Food, Travel

Bean Drinking Crows Nest Coffee Sensation


Bean Drinking is an eclectic cafe in Crows Nest with a devotion to all things coffee and cuisine that impresses. I met up with a PR whiz to discuss marketing and enjoy one of Sydney's best cafes. Crows Nest itself is an appealing precinct with several eye catching cafes and restaurants. Getting a table at Bean Drinking can be an issue even though the cafe stretches out into the outdoor area next to green green grass.

Bean Drinking has its own "coffee lab", serving up ‘batch brew’, ‘pour over’, ‘Syphon’, 'Tasting Flight" (any 3 drinks from the Lab), ‘Cascara’ (coffee cherry tea), 'Sparkling Cold Drip' and ‘Cold Drip’. The SMH awarded Bean Drinking 3 cups so they are top of the class. It's a top notch coffee menu with expert baristas using Synesso and Slayer heavy artillery.


Bean Drinking is a multi award winning espresso bar that uses coffee roasted by their wholesale roasting division Roastworks Coffee Co.

Says their website, "Located in Crows Nest, Bean Drinking opened in 2005, and our focus has always been coffee first. The response was fantastic, and we gained an instant following. Our passion and delicious coffee was 'discovered' by the local newspapers, lifestyle editors and food critics. Articles were written, awards were won, the following for our coffee grew. People came from far and wide, and we turned into a 'must visit' destination for those seeking to experience great coffee made with a passion.
With a commitment to sustainability and traceability, we showcase outstanding Estate and Micro Lot coffee using a variety of alternative brewing methods in our 'coffee lab'. For espresso beverages, we utilise Synesso and Slayer Espresso machines.
Our coffee is perfectly complemented by our espresso bar style food menu which runs all day and covers breakfast and lunch options with a focus on organic, fresh, local and seasonal produce.
We also offer a range of retail items including Hario brewing equipment, hand grinders, and of course our knowledgeable baristas are happy to spend time discussing techniques to help you improve your own coffee making and can help you choose from our range of single origin coffees and blends to brew at home.
To those of you yet to experience what we do, we say that it's never too late to visit us in Crows Nest, or you can buy coffee on-line for the home or office."


Bean Drinking serves up an appealing cold drip (below) and presentation is first class. You can grab supplies of coffee while you're here, or order online.


Not to mention a fine latte...


Bean Drinking also has an impressive food menu with tasty treats such as the rewarding Breakfast Brioche. A soft brioche bun with chorizo and avocado, along with harissa mayo, feta and boiled egg is a total delight. Also check out the Reuben Sandwich.Or order Broad Bean on Toast or the Breakfast Board.


Sweet treats abound in the cabinets. Or grab a gourmet sandwich...


Bean Drinking has a relaxed feel and you are engaged by friendly knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.