Attention all coffee-loving-hipster-wannabes out there. This is the place for you.


Located in the heart of Sydney CBD, this coffee joint keeps it simple by focusing on the coffee and serving toasties and cookies on the side.
The Skittle Lane is a small space where coffee lovers can sit on wooden benches facing the barista as if waiting for a coffee magic show (don’t hold your breathe on the show part). This space is all about minimalism and light, lots of light. The tall windows opposite the coffee making scene allows natural light to flood the space and it feels like you’re sipping your espresso in an art gallery.

If you’re lucky enough to get a spot on the top bench, you are in a real treat for some serious people watching. Just make sure that you don’t make eye contact with anyone that you’re checking out. Awkward.

As usual, I ordered my extra hot cappucino with half sugar, and my friend ordered a hot chocolate. By the way, who still orders a hot chocolate even when they’re not at Max Brenner? (I’m totally kidding Dabs, you’re awesome). We also treated ourselves to a chocolate chip cookie for some nibbles.

My coffee was smooth, the temperature was just right and I think I finished my coffee in under a minute. The cookie was a little on the sweet side but I guess a sugar hit isn’t such a bad idea on a rainy afternoon. Special mention to the 2 shelves where these guys display their coffee beans and keep water for customers. If that isn’t minimalism, then I don’t know what is.

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Skittle Lane Coffee knows what they’re talking about when it comes to coffee and I too felt like a somewhat coffee expert when walking out.

If you’re in the city and looking for some solid coffee, be sure to check these guys out.

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(Yup, the guy frantically looking through Instagram and trying to avoid the camera is my mate, Dabs. Say cheese!)

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The Skanky Stomach xxx

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Location: 40 King Street, Sydney
When to go: Mon-Fri / 6.30am – 4.30pm
Great For: A solid coffee fix, to get in touch with your inner hipster, people watching