I have to admit that I am a coffee lover and my quick morning coffee makes me feel more energised when I wake up. But days when I am not rushed (read weekends), I love to enjoy every sip of my coffee and catch up with friends.
Very recently I was introduced to Di Stefano Cafe by a friend and turns out it was only a few minutes walk from where I live (how could I have missed that?) We set up a Sunday afternoon coffee date and walked down to the cafe.
Di Stefano is located on Parramatta Road. They have ample parking behind the store and the entrance to the parking is through Underwood Road. It is an attractive looking cafe and deli. They are known for the signature coffee blend but don't be fooled assuming that they are only about coffee. They have a deli store, dessert and hot food options and also a pizzeria in the same premises.
But surely enough, since it was our first visit we wanted to stick to the coffee. The service was quick and prompt and soon came our drinks.
You can subscribe to their club and get news about their weekly offers for coffee or even pizza (yes they serve pizza too). They also offer Barista training. My top picks from the deli store are almond biscuits and truffle honey.
There are good coffee shops and really good coffee shops. Di Stefano is surely the latter when it comes to coffee.