The growing food culture in Sydney has taken huge strides in recent times and now it looks set to make its mark on the international coffee scene.

Caffeine, the world’s most widely used drug, has been linked to improvements in memory and protection against the destruction of brain cells. It can also lead to nervousness, anxiety, restlessness and gastrointestinal upset. Coffee aside, brunch involves savoury and sweet dishes as well as cold drinks and juices.

Lilyfield’s Local Press


The Local Press – Specialty Coffee Burwood
19/331 Balmain Rd, Lilyfield NSW
(02) 9818 1255

Sydney’s inner west already boasts a number of things to do – Orange Grove Market on Saturdays, seven kilometre Bay Run, the rolling gardens and hidden parks. The Local Press café is located only a block from the school. Be prepared to fight for a seat when the local markets are in full swing on a weekend.

The Local Press menu is simple and seasonal with a focus on locally sourced produce. For breakfast, I suggest corn fritters with salsa de chile guajillo & poached eggs, avo and tomato. If you have a sweet tooth, then definitely go with buckwheat crepes with sweet ricotta, caramelised banana and chocolate hazelnut. You will get a good read on the Local Press.

Food: Delicious fresh food

Coffee beans: In house

Coffee: Blend is based on Central American and African beans. Depth of flavor and full body blends well with milk or espresso.

Staff: Alex Ververis is the owner of the café. Friendly and efficient service. Community feel café.

Rarbie Taha is an Exercise Physiologist and health professional with a passion for good food and coffee. Check out his @Sydneybrunchcrawler brunch blog on Instagram for his hunt for Sydney’s best cafés.
Twitter: @RarbieTaha
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