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The Reformatory Caffeine Lab

17-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

Editor's Review

Probably one of the most epic walls of art you’ll encounter in a café, a collaboration between a Melbourne Street Artist, commissioned by the owner, a lover of comics, to depict a story (revolving around coffee of course) along the length of the store wall. It’s fantastic and a great piece of work. Even the grinders have some serious lines on them. 

Reformatory Lab specialises in filters and brews - if you can't tell from the equipment list - and take it in a serious and engaging way. They have every brewing method available and feature degustation showcases, perfect to be able to sit, drink your coffee, and continue to turn around and admire/read the art work present behind you. 

They work very closely with 90+ coffees to bring in some of the best green beans in the world, competition level coffee where you can expect clarity and a delicateness in your cup. Providing you with precise detail and a knowledgeable experience for your senses.

Reviewed by Nibs Bisso; image courtesy of the venue.

Cafe Features

Buy Beans
Loose Leaf Tea
Pets Allowed

Coffee + Drinks

House Roaster
The Reformatory Caffeine Lab
Guest Roaster
The Reformatory Caffeine Lab
Filter Brew Methods
Steampunk, v60, Aeropress, Siphon, Chemex, French Press
Mazzer Robur E, Mazzer Robur M, 2x Mythos 1, 1x lynweber EG1, 1x EK43
Coffee Machine
La Marzocco, Synesso GB5, MVP Hydra
Opening Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
08:00 - 14:00