Looking for an underrated cafe in the Inner West that offers good coffee and food but isn't swarming with every other brunch-loving person in Sydney? Look no farther than Papercup in Stanmore! Sourcing their breads and pastries from Brickfields and coffee from Coffee Alchemy, Papercup clearly have great taste and love supporting local businesses.
Coffee Alchemy is one of my favourite coffees and Papercup definitely do them justice. Strong, smooth and gorgeously presented, the coffee is a winner here!
Smoked salmon roll with boiled egg, local ricotta and dill $8
The food selection is quite small and centered on small and easy-to-eat options with the largest meal on the menu being shakshuka eggs. I suppose the small food selection would be a turn off for some but I personally found it refreshing. Simple and good quality food, I appreciated the quality over quantity approach. The salmon roll was simple, fresh and perfect on a sunny morning with my delicious coffee.
Ham roll with scrambled egg, tomato relish and pecorino cheese $8
A warm and comforting option, a ham and egg roll is breakfast perfection. Like the salmon roll, the ham roll was presented on a super fluffy bread roll and the pecorino cheese was a luxe addition.
I'm a big fan of Papercup. It was a great local cafe for me for so long with a quiet vibe and reliable selection of brunch options. My only gripe is that Paper Cup is closed on Sundays so sadly, you'll have to get in quick on a Saturday! Don't be deterred by the small food selection, the food they do have is simple and delicious so just sit back, enjoy a coffee and then enjoy the sunshine!
Shop 2, 157-161 Cambridge St
Stanmore NSW 2048