Let me take you to Haven – Gifted
Haven Tailoring Coffee Joyously is a rather remarkable and unique cafe experience. Across the road from Central Station it is definitely a recommended coffee stop. To truly experience Haven you have try ordering a tailored coffee. We were lucky enough to receive a free lunch experience through the Food Critics & Bloggers Austrlalia Community.
Having never ordered, experience or heard of tailored coffee we ask for assistance. This is probably the best way to narrow down what “recipe” aligns with your coffee desires. We ordered extra body, extra sweetness and less acidity, and it was incredible. It doesn’t, in any significant way, slow down the brewing time but it really adds to the experience. Next time I am adding extra body.
When it comes to food, you can’t go past the Pork Belly Kimcheese Burger. With five spice roasted pork belly, kimchi, bocconcini, apple, kale, radish, and sesame omelette.
The Soba Noodles with Miso, Earl Grey and Lavender broth was not as good as the burger, but was such a unique experience. Topped with baby bok choy, black sesame and soy seared mushrooms which, once soaked in the tea, released their soy braise to fill out the broth so only the floral aroma of the tea remained and the taste resembled that of a regular asian-style broth.
Rating: 8 out of 10
- Perfectly tailored coffee
- Beautiful decor and relaxed feel with wonderful afternoon light.
- Not much parking in the area (but it is next to Central Station)
- Soba noodles were a little too sour
Address: 30-34 Chalmers St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone: (02) 9281 9300