More than we may care to acknowledge, cafes are becoming the most significant modern day institution in our suburbs. Taking pride of place in our shopping strips and serving as a meeting place or a regular stop off point, they come to define our communities. At the entrance to Lindfield station on the upper north shore, Lindfield Espresso is becoming just that, a community hub.
With the café already having been part of the fabric of the local community for the past eight years, new owner Dominic Lin, who has recently taken over the business, did not want to interfere in the relationship between the customers and the café.
“There's a couple they’ve been coming here from four days after this shop opened until now,” noted Lin.
As he builds up a relationship with the regulars and settles into the local business community, Lin has a few plans for the café.
“I will design a new food menu for Lindfield Espresso,” said Lin. “Easy and quick breakfasts, like wraps or bacon and egg rolls.”
Also on the horizon is the introduction of Black Drum’s single origin offerings for black coffees, while milk coffees will continue to be brewed with the 6Eight blend.
Between the barber and the newsagent, Lindfield Espresso is not going anywhere, and continues to provide that key pillar of community, coffee.
Shop 4 331 Pacific Highway, Lindfield
Mon – Sat, 5am- 1pm
Sun, 6am – 12pm