A recent trip down into Balmain - past the busy centre and on down Darling St took me to this kinda funky and fabulous cafe for a catchup with friends. I was only going to have coffee - but ended up stopping long enough for lunch and to take these photos.
A friendly place - with a warm dark interior, music and movie memorabilia on it's walls and booths near the windows - it has a sort of American diner vibe but in a local cafe way (and good coffee!). With room to move, and big picture windows to watch the passers-by it's a place you could setup in to work a while, or simply enjoy some food and pass some time (as I did). There's also the themed 'viva nights' to go back and try.
Here's where it is - if you are in the neighbourhood or need to try something new:
189 Darling Street