Art enthusiast. Loves painting, bushwalking and travels. Writing what I love sparks my passion. Sydney, Australia.
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.
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.
Tables at outdoor paved areas are ideal for you to enjoy sunshine
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 the cafe