Walking in here you wouldn’t think it’s a bike store, not in a long shot. Down a CBD alleyway you’ll find this cute spot, that hosts not just bikes, but a cafe. This is why I stopped here, looking for an afternoon chai latte. Sure, I noticed the bikes that were hanging on the walls, but were quite certain that was just part of the interior and the ambience they wanted to project.
Photo Credit: The Little Mule
Turns out, I was dead wrong. In the back they run a custom bike shop, producing a variety of unique fixed gear and single speed bikes. Even me, who rides, but just for faster commuting, got stuck going through their designs and started dreaming about a custom bike. Every single one they do is awesome in a different way, and way drool-worthy. Have a look-see at their blog for more custom bike goodness.
Enough about the bikes for now (although yes, I might just add that blog feed in my RSS reader…) and onto the cafe. After all, it was there I went, completely oblivious to the fact that I was next to a bike shop.
With its white painted brick walls, naked light bulbs and scaled down interior, it’s got that vibe of artsy and chic, without being overpowering. You know what I mean? Pretty and all but still very cosy and inviting. It’s not a big place, but they’ve managed to squeeze in a fair amount of seating, with little sideboards neatly cluttered with vintage items. It really feels like a place where they care about the details.
This time I only enjoyed a good chai latte, which was served beautifully on a paddle (duh, you’ve seen the picture above already). Unfortunately there was no time to try the food this time, but I can’t wait to taste some of the freshly made seasonal food the kitchen produces next time. It all looked incredibly yummy…
Mon – Fri / 7.30am – 3pm (Kitchen closing at 2.30pm most days)
Sat / 9.30am – 3pm
Sun / Closed