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Gypsy Espresso

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by Laura (subscribe)
I am a writer doing my best to look at Sydney every day with tourist eyes.
Published May 22nd 2013
A Love Affair with Coffee
Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point
Gypsy Espresso faces onto Manning Street, Potts Point

There is a cafe that has quickly grown to make a name for itself among coffee lovers since it came onto the scene last year. Taking up residence in Potts Point around the corner from Fratelli Fresh, it has also managed to find a special place in my heart.

Gypsy Espresso has now become my favourite source of coffee in Sydney and, believe me, I do not give that title lightly. I'm simply not that kind of coffee drinker.

Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point cappuccino mocha
Great tasting coffee with a nice creamy foam

It became clear the place had charm on my first visit while I waited for my cappuccino ($3.50) and noticed I seemed to be the only one not on a first name basis with the baristas.

But I played it coy, even after that first sip of smooth, creamy, but not too creamy, liquid hit my lips. After all, consistency is a big factor in a good coffee place.

By my second visit, the quality was undeniable and on the third time I ventured there it was time to meet the breakfast and lunch menus. Fortunately they exceeded expectations as well.

Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point sourdough toast avocado tomato
Sourdough toast

If light and tasty meals are your preference, this is the place to pull up a chair. I can tell fresh, quality produce is clearly the Gypsy philosophy from the taste of the sourdough toast ($8) topped with copious slices of avocado and roma tomatoes with garlic and a sprinkle of balsamic vinaigrette.

Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point roast pumpkin linseed sourdough sandwich
The roast pumpkin linseed sourdough sandwich.

The same can be said for the roast pumpkin linseed sourdough sandwich ($9) which is bursting with delicious flavours of goats' cheese, olives, roma tomatoes and rocket.

Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point bacon and egg breakfast roll
The bacon and egg breakfast roll.

Their bacon and egg breakfast roll ($7) puts the McDonald's Mcmuffin equivalent to shame with its poached egg that oozes and combines with the crispy bacon and hollandaise sauce.

Wash it all down with another cup of that awesome coffee (which some cyber stalking of my new cafe interest reveals is roasted on site by the expert baristas).

Gypsy Espresso Cafe Coffee Potts Point gypsy mini beef burger
The gypsy mini beef burger

The gypsy mini beef burger ($10) is a good size if you are looking for the taste of a nice burger - with baby cos lettuce, roma tomato, tasty cheese and homemade garlic aioli - without the bloated regrets later.

Sadly for me, but fortunately for you, Gypsy Espresso does not share the same level of unparalleled love for me as I do for them and are quite happily spreading around their delicious treats to anyone who wants a taste.

So go and see for yourself the cafe that has managed to make a stamp in a suburb already bursting with great lunch options.
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Why? Life's better with good coffee
When: Monday to Sunday: 7:00am to 5:00pm
Phone: 8356 9264
Where: Shop 6, 81 Macleay Street, Potts Point
Cost: Coffee: between $2.50 and $4.50, Meals: between $4.50 and $22
Your Comment
Their sourdough looks excellent.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2953 days ago
It is Bryony! They do not do anything half hearted there.
by Laura (score: 1|37) 2953 days ago
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