Cuppa coffee: Coffee Zone
There is plenty on offer at Coffee Zone.
The unconventional wood and Lego shack is a gorgeous spot for a summer coffee under umbrellas or atop rubble bench seating (downside, rather exposed in winter).
The long black is smooth and has a great depth of flavour from a short, punchy extraction.
Oomph! beans have a subtle flavour palette and are great for those who like a strong coffee without the bitter aftertaste seen in some blends.
The flat white is, for once, flat. No excess foam here - excellent. The milk is disappointingly under-heated, but is silky and shiny, so five seconds more steam seems a small price to pay for such a lovely brew.
While you wait, have a go at Gap Filler's neighbouring mini-putt or pick some strawberries from the cafe planter.
Cnr Colombo and Wordsworth streets, Sydenham
Beans: Oomph! by Hummingbird
Long Black: $3.80
Flat White: $4.50