In Short: Gypsy Espresso is a cute little cafe that sits just off Macleay St in Potts Point. They roast their own beans featuring great blends and rotating single origin coffees. Be sure to look at their specials board before ordering because we tasted some truly tasty dishes. Sandwiches stacked with Gruyere and Provolone deliver the goods.
Potts Point is not wanting for great dining options. It’s that embarrassment of riches which has created well defined tiers of food offerings. Cafes like Room Ten and Gypsy Espresso offer menus that are accessible, and eschew grandiose garnishes, instead placing a refreshing emphasis on quality at a very reasonable price point. In fact, you can dine in and walk out with change from $20 which includes a cup of Gypsy’s outstanding coffee.
Gypsy Espresso was a recommendation from a fellow photographer buddy Brendan, and I couldn’t wait to sample one of their Single Origin Coffees which was hand made using a pour over method. I really appreciated the fruitiness of the filter coffee, with a light mouth feel. A great primer to a beautiful morning with family and friends.
We had the whole crew, plus my mum present, so we really got to sample a varied selection of dishes from the menu. The dish that gave me the most food envy was little Sammi’s Scrambled and Bacon Baguette with a Jalapeño Mayo. A classic offering, with beautifully creamy and folded scrambled eggs. Bacon, well what can be said of this breakfast staple that hasn’t already been mentioned?! Suffice to say, Sammi quickly consumed them first before any of us had a chance to sneak any more than a little speck. I loved the heat of the jalapeño jam which is a unique condiment that worked perfectly with the bacon.
Keeping up with the specials, I went for the special Porridge which included slices of banana. As I dug in there was a look of shock on mum’s face. She couldn’t imagine her son eating porridge! Well, even her 43 year old son can still surprise her as I really enjoyed this winter breakfast warmer. I loved how light it was, and it had the most amazing textures. Slices of banana and brown sugar gave it just the right level of sweetness.
Sonia and Steven both opted for sandwiches. Sonia loved the Provolone in the Mushroom and Leek Sandwich . She also enjoyed the delicate flavour of leek with the more robust flavours of the mushroom. The cheese binds together the main ingredients for a lip smacking good sanga.
Gypsy Ham and Gruyere is a classic combination. Characterised by the creaminess of the Gruyere and the heat of the dijon mustard it’s warm and comforting, and, well ham just goes perfectly with melted cheese. Just perfect on a chilly morning.
To round out the morning, and just hang out a little longer at Gypsy Espresso, I ordered up a Flat White. As with the filter coffee, the flat white was expertly made. I enjoyed the silky, rich caramel notes with a nutty finish. Yum to the last drop.
I loved the time we spent at Gypsy Espresso, and really appreciated the honesty and simplicity, with the focus on delivering great flavours to their food offerings, and consistently great cup of coffees. The testament of its quality was, I had two coffees and Sonia too enjoyed two caps herself. It definitely rose to the top of the list of cafes I would recommend in Potts Point.