“To find our newest Campos Coffee espresso bar, head to the Sydney Opera House, go to the top of the stairs, and at the box office, and turn left.” So the Campos crew wrote a few days ago, and by gum I was there to check it out.

When I arrive around 4:30pm in their soft opening week, there’s not a customer in sight, but I can see they’ve been busy that day. I order my macch, take a seat and its there in a flash. It’s a true Campos macch, creamy and frothy the way I like it, and I linger over it in the mostly empty cafe.

The space is small and cave-like, but there’s not much you can do about the concrete interior of this part of the iconic Sydney landmark. Campos branding is scarce, which I find interesting; I was expecting the solid wood furniture and smattering of coffee paraphernalia of their sister stores. No matter, I enjoy my ‘Roy’s special’ as the boys call it and they let me happily snap away as they talk cafe processes and procedures in hushed tones. I think it was working in coffee shops that made me realise the extent of my process-driven pedantry.

For a brand of such success, Campos has opened precious few stores in its short lifetime; by my count this will be their fifth store. But these guys have always understood that the key to coffee is consistency: quality control = branding.

Putting a store in the Sydney Opera House makes sense from every possible angle, its too perfect. The new store started trading on September 5th from 10:00am – 6:00pm, but from next Monday (September 10th) they will be trading 8:00am to 6:00pm, 7 days a week.

Campos Coffee Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House (near the box office)
Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000

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4 Responses to An Icon for an Icon – Campos comes to The Sydney Opera House

  1. sydneycool says:

    Campos is the best – we love Coffee Tea and Me Potts Point and redfern- also serving Campos
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  2. Yeah, I read about the opening on twitter and forgot to go down and suss things out. Cute little space and, er, a very frothy macc. Or should I say “maccaccino”?
    john@heneedsfood recently posted…China Lane – Sydney CBD

  3. Gaby says:

    Campos is hands down the best coffee I’ve had.
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  4. SarahKate says:

    Campos is my very favourite coffee in Sydney… how perfect that it’s now available at the Opera House!
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