I'm a regular at True Religion (no it's not a religious place...it's all about the coffee - which is pretty damn good!). In Balmain you can walk from one end to the other and never leave a cafe, so to choose T R as my regular haunt speaks for its self! Has a friendly welcoming vibe and an entertaining boisterous following. Owner Samma and barista Elise are two exotic women with big smiles, remember your name, make consistantly great coffee and the kitchen serves tasty eats. It's a couple hundred metres on the Rozelle side of the Post Office (but across the road next to Wok On Inn), You can usually get a park spot nearby too. Probably shouldn't be giving the place this rave...it'll only make it busier and harder to get in!
Second visit and I'm disappointed. Only two other customers which should have been a sign. My double shot Mac filled half and 8oz takeaway cup. Very thin, watery coffee with way too much milk. Metallic aftertaste. Service was friendly. Nothing looked appealing in the food cabinet next to the counter. Won't be returning.
The Girls Sumur and Elisa are just lovely. They work like Trojans, the place is spotlessly clean, service is quick and coffee very good and always consistent. You will not fault the friendly service or the coffee experience. It is also dog friendly as are just about all café's on Balmain. The location is probably the the only downfall, its on the hot side of the street, so great in winter and a little hot inside during summer. Plenty of shaded outdoor area so its not a major issue. so all up a fantastic casual place to have great coffee, enjoy great service from Beautiful People in one of Sydney's iconic suburbs
With so many cafe’s to choose from on Darling Street, True Religion really stands out. It’s a cute little cafe with fantastic coffee! Summer (owner) and the crew make the time to get to know customers and really make you feel at home. More importantly the coffee here is consistently great. Smooth and just the right temperature. The place tends to draw a crowd, but well worth the wait for a great coffee.
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