Clutch: Cotton On
Shoes: Diane Von Furstenberg
This is a perfect example of designer meets high street. There is just something so great about slipping on a great pair of shoes. They instantly make you feel one hundred times better! My DVF black patent leather stilettos have to be one of my better splurge purchases. They really are a timeless, investment piece not to mention that they make you feel like you are walking on air. To top it off they are leather which give them that little extra something, something! With these heels it is totally acceptable to wear my ripped, boyfriend Ksubi jeans out on the town with a comic singlet (and matching clutch of course).
Today KJ and I went to 'Gypsy Espresso' one of the new kids on the block (a.k.a Macleay Street, Darlo) for coffee. Seeing as the site was previously "Toby's Estate" it had a lot to live up to coffee wise(even though I am not a particularly huge Toby's Estate fan but apparently everyone else is).
The shop itself is quite small although due to the open takeaway counter onto the street and the full glass windows it appears much bigger. There are tables and chairs sprawled right around the corner cafe. Inside there are only four two seater tables and a small, round communal table. As it is quite small inside you definitely get to know your neighbours quite well as you can hear every word!
Everything is quite ornate. The walls, tables, chairs and counter top are all wooden. There is a magazine stand in one corner and a large iron tap for water on the other side of the room. There isn't much room for anything else! There is a tall illuminated glass cabinet filled with pastries and sweets which look tasty but commercial. The main attraction is definitely the huge coffee machine.
|Large Latte $4, Regular Latte $3.5|
"Gypsy Espresso" roast their own Arabica beans which are then prepared by their head barista. You can tell they are quite serious about their coffee! We both had our usual lattes. They were quite good, not bitter at all and had a slightly minty aftertaste if that is even possible! However, they were lacking that complete creamy flavour. KJ had a pistachio cookie which was very moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Just the way it should be! Other items on the menu include staple breakfast delights, daily sandwiches and a few salads.
|Pistachio Cookie $3.5|
It was extremely busy and it wasn't even a peak time so obviously the locals have taken a liking to it. I did enjoy it but I wouldn't travel for it. Maybe if I lived down the street it would become my local, although with "Room 10" so close by it has some tough competition!
Shop 6, 81 Macleay Street
Potts Point, NSW 2011