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Unwritten Bookshop Cafe

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by Wendy (subscribe)
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Published August 10th 2012
I particularly love visiting a café where I can read pre-loved books and enjoy a cup of coffee at a relaxed environment. So, when I unexpectedly passed by Unwritten Bookshop Café, I was immediately attracted to this café – availability of second-hand books, a café filled with natural light, and more interestingly, an unusual shop name.

Nestled on Upper North Shore, Unwritten Bookshop Café is a local café and is near Hunters Hill. Upon stepping in the café, I was amused at how the cafe has decorated its interior - different clocks pinned on the wall, the mismatched tables and chairs, and the colourful walls. Adding to this, there are a couple of bookshelves stacked with second-hand books at the corner. If you find the books you like, they are actually for sale. There is also a small area for kids to sit and read children books too. Driven by my curiosity, I wondered what kind of books that people loved reading previously, and tried my luck to uncover the hidden treasure.

The Clock Zone, Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
The Clock Zone at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe

Bookshelves at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
You can enjoy reading the pre-loved books at the Cafe

There are a few great spots in the café – the comfy couches near the back wall, the seats near the window and the tables at the outdoor paved area if you enjoy the sunshine. As it was a chilly day, I picked a book from the bookshelves and settled myself comfortably on the couch after placing my order at the counter. While I was not that impressed with the service at the counter, I was delighted when another staff brought the food to my table, and I was warmly welcomed in a friendly tone.

Outdoor tables at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
Tables at outdoor paved areas are ideal for you to enjoy sunshine

Window seats at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
Window seats are another great spot

The cheese-and-ham croissants were well-presented and warmly served, and the organic coffee was great. As the café closes at 3 pm on weekends, make sure that you order your cooked food before 2 pm as the kitchen closes around that time.

The cheese-and-ham croissants were well-presented and warmly served at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
The cheese-and-ham croissants were well-presented and warmly served at the cafe

Organic coffee at Unwritten Bookshop Cafe
The organic coffee was great

This local cafe is located in a suburban area and so it is relatively a quiet place for you to escape the city and enjoy the tranquillity on weekends.
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Why? A one-stop shop to enjoy great coffee and read second-hand books
When: Open 7am-5pm Monday to Friday, 7am-3pm Saturday and Sunday
Phone: (02) 9816 1613
Where: 107A Pittwater Rd, Hunters Hill, NSW, 2111
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