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by Wendy (subscribe)
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Published June 22nd 2012
Built in Victorian style, the Strand Arcade is located in the heart of the central business district. In the arcade, you'll find Strand Espresso, which has been my favourite cafe for a long time. I am particularly drawn to this café because of its interesting décor - old time posters are hanging on the walls with two huge flower-shaped hanging lamps high up in the ceiling. Combined with the use of dim lightings and the installation of a few small wall lamps in old style, this café offers a cosy and warm ambience. All the design elements, the colour choice and setting are well blended together, adding a unique character to this shop.

The interior is beautifully designed, offering a unique ambience, Strand Arcade
The interior is beautifully designed, offering a unique ambience

The interior, Strand Arcade
The dim lightings offers a cosy and warm atmosphere

As the Strand Arcade houses a wide array of interesting shops, you can stop by this café for breakfast, lunch or afternoon during the week or on the weekends. I always love sitting at the sofa inside, enjoying a cup of coffee and toasted Turkish bread while reading newspapers or magazines supplied from the shop. Just a warning; this shop is a fairly busy place and so you may not easily get a table inside the shop. However, you can grab a table outside the shop as an option.

The coffee and toasted Turkish bread are reasonably good, Strand Espresso
The coffee and toasted Turkish bread are reasonably good

Tables are available outside the area of Strand Arcade
Tables are available outside the area of the arcade

The shop also offers a collection of merchandise, including tea towels, mugs, coffee packages, jams and more. The service is average but the food is reasonably good and the ambience is just lovely.

Merchandise are available for purchase, Strand Espresso
Merchandise are available for purchase

Strand Espresso is a gem of the city. Go check out the cafe to enjoy a great experience.
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Why? Reasonably good food & coffee, great location, great ambience
When: Monday - Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursday: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM; Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Phone: 02 9231 2229
Where: Ground Floor, 412-414 George St, Sydney CBD (Strand Arcade)
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Excellent article, Wendy. I have been to the Strand Arcade many times. Quite possibly I have had a beverage here too. Now, I will try to go again next time I am in the CBD.
by Ashleigh Meikle (score: 2|262) 2725 days ago
Ashleigh, thanks a lot. When you are in CBD next time, this cafe is worth a visit. Wendy
by Wendy (score: 2|880) 2724 days ago
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