A recommendation from a friend is always handy to have, but sometimes a recommendation from a stranger is even better. Since I started Corridor Kitchen I’ve had so many great suggestions from friends, co-bloggers and readers as to where to find great coffee and food, I can’t keep up! My urbanspoon wishlist currently totals 197 to-try places! But keep ‘em coming, I say.

Kaye emailed me a while ago and suggested I check out PS Cafe in Dulwich Hill. It’s right by the train station, which is always a good thing for a non-driver like myself, but my sweet Signor R chauffeured me nonetheless. It’s an unassuming little corner place, like many in the inner west, part of a clump of local shops near a train station. A bit like Paper Cup in Stanmore or Cornersmith in Marrickville.

We arrive bright and early one Saturday morning at this cute little corner cafe with equally cute staff, who take our coffee order while we wait for the other half of our party. If a bicycle on the wall signals a coffee mecca, Senhor R muses, this place must do pretty good coffee- there’s vintage scooter parked inside! It’s secondhand furniture wall-to-wall (pro tip – cheaper in Dulwich than Surry Hills) and quirky knick knacks abound. It’s a little chilly with the doors left open, but there you go.

A glance at the menu reveals the usual breakky and lunch fare, but with a greek twist, loukanikos (Greek pork sausages), vanilla submarines and haloumi being examples. I hear almost everything is made in house, from the cakes to the jams and sauces to the sausages. Impressive.

Our chums arrive and we get ordering. Today’s house-made chipolatas are described as ‘quite spicy’, so that gets ordered, along with a bacon and egg roll with aioli and various combos of eggs, toast and sides, including the kumera and basil hash, which is more like mashed kumera which is then pan fried, but who’s complaining?

What I like about the breakfast is they’ve set it up very design-your-own – the guts of the breakky menu is free range eggs with your choice of toast (sourdough, soy and linseed or rye) and then there are 12 different sides to choose from. It’s all very reasonably priced. None of the food blows anyone’s mind, but the servings are generous and the service is good.

Man, this place is strong on coffee. It is strong a dark-tasting, but not overwhelming- it feels like the flavour coats your whole tongue. I’d describe the flavour as very solid and cohesive, if that makes sense – there are layers, but they are tightly grouped. I like it so much I order a second macch. Caffé deluca, who would’ve thunk?

PS Cafe
245 Wardell Road
Dulwich Hill NSW 2203
0403 412 860
Open 7 Days for breakfast and lunch

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11 Responses to PS Cafe, Dulwich Hill

  1. Angie says:

    This place is always bursting at the seams. Popped in for an early brunch after my haircut nearby and ordered a caeser salad (forgot to order the chicken). Was nice but the chewy croutons left me disappointed. Everything else on the menu sounded great but I always forget about this place.
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  2. Miss Piggy says:

    I’m going to be staying in this hood for awhile, dog-sitting for my brother so thanks for the heads up. I like the fact that they make stuff in-house…like Cornersmith (not that I’ve been there either…but I WILL go one day).
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  3. Nikki says:

    Doors left open is my big complaint for Sydney cafes. It’s like they’re terrified we won’t come in if we have to open a door. It might be true but so many places that make a great coffee are too cold to enjoy the coffee.

  4. Gaby says:

    This place is really close to my sister’s apartment. Time to pay her a visit, I guess.
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  5. SarahKate says:

    Love the sound of kumera and basil hash. I don’t like eggs, so I usually end up piecing together breakfast from the list of side orders. Hash, chipolatas and some nice sourdough sounds perfect to me!

  6. Arif says:

    I went the other day for the first time as i was in the area, was greated by friendly staff, I ordered one coffee liked it so much that I got one to take away.
    I had the muffin that are made on premises that was great.
    I looked around the staff are all young which was so nice to see. I will defiantely be going back to have breakfast with my family.

  7. I am a sucker for a well poached egg… god that looks good.
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  8. Sexy egg shot on the avocado! Love how the inner west is really coming alive with new businesses!
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  9. Think I will be trying this for Sunday brunch as I was looking for a new place to try for a lazy brunch with friends.
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