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(02) 8065 0844
Mon to Fri 6:30am - 3:30pm
Sat to Sun 7:30am - 3:30pm
SMH Good Cafe Guide 2012 - Local Hero Award
Food 7 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 7
I live locally and had heard lots of hype, so thought this would be a perfect spot to meet my old boss for an early weekday breakfast. The staff were super nice, but I have to admit I was a little underwhelmed by the breakfast menu. There was a great selection of jams and marmalades etc., but nothing really for someone like me who prefers savoury to sweet. A nice piece of sourdough with some eggplant pickle and avocado or ricotta would have been a real treat - instead I opted for the poached eggs, which were perfectly poached, but just not what I really felt like eating. It was nice but not spectacular.
Nov 12, 2013
1 of 2 readers found the following review helpful
Food 7 Coffee 5 Ambience 9 Service 6 Value 7
A quaint little café in busy Marrickville serving interesting food. Friendly and cheerful staff were able to make recommendations as I found many items on the menu required some explanation. I would score service higher if they provided menus and took orders at tables. The pumpkin and cinnamon loaf with ricotta and walnuts was a lovely alternative to the typical banana bread, however I would have liked more than a teaspoon of ricotta with mine. The coffee was disappointing. It was weak and very milky. A nice enough café but nothing ultimately worth the car trip.
Oct 13, 2013
Food 9 Coffee 9 Ambience 8 Service 8 Value 7
Wow - this is a great cafe right in the middle of busy Marrickville. We ordered eggs with the toast and it was very enjoyable. Their range of food was impressive but with an interesting mix of ingredients. Coffee was just excellent and hot chocolate pretty good. Well worth the visit.
Aug 13, 2013
9.4 Highly Recommended
Food 9 Coffee 9 Ambience 10 Service 10 Value 9
I've been to Cornersmith twice and my partner and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times. The coffee is good and hot with a good freshly roasted flavour. The food is great, I love the fact that they source local ingredients and the milkshakes are unique and a must try on each visit. The staff are very pleasant, friendly, relaxed and helpful. I couldn't really ask for much more so we will keep coming back :)
Aug 04, 2013
0 of 2 readers found the following review helpful
Food 6 Coffee 5 Ambience 6 Service 7 Value 6
I was really disappointed with this place after great reviews from my sister and this site.
It is really important that everyone's word of the moment - organic - doesn't actually translate to 'bland, taste-less food'.
The oats were truthfully horrible. They were overcooked and sludgy, the poached apples and slither of honey not offering the required sweetener to make them edible. They were supposed to be earthy, I get it, but two spoons is all my partner could muster.
The toast with quince was supposed to be a safe choice, but despite the large pieces of sourdough, the coarse, boring spread barely covered one piece.
The pumpkin loaf (with several other 'fashionable' ingredients) was actually great for a snack. No complaints here.
The coffee - a short Machiatto - had way too much milk sadly but still got the heart pumping briefly. The hot chocolate was terribly weak.
Looking at the other tables, some food looked great but with small portions and sides of sliced meats at $5 for a few slithers, it's just not worth the trouble of squeezing into the tiny space to eat.
The staff perfectly fit the Marrickville crowd, with their unwashed hair and second hand (vintage of course) clothes and were nice enough, but the food was one big unexpected letdown. So much so, we had a second breakfast in a nearby cafe.
I'm all for saving the children, world peace, happy animals and holding hands but here's an idea - make it edible.
Aug 01, 2013
9.4 Highly Recommended
Food 9 Coffee 10 Ambience 10 Service 10 Value 8
Came here last weekend. Very cute café, sets off a great vibe.
It was packed with people so had to go on a waiting list. However we only waited about 5 mins until we were called in.
I had the Mandarin, cinnamon and wattle seed shake which I have pictured below.
That was very refreshing. Very unusual flavor but it worked.
I then got the poached egg over brussel and radish slaw with toasted hazelnuts.
This however was nice, but lacked in flavor. A little too bland.
My partner got the poached eggs on toast with a side of salami.
Jul 19, 2013
9 Highly Recommended
Food 10 Coffee 10 Ambience 8 Service 9 Value 8
Excellent coffee, flawless meal (the Cornersmith plate), and organic local produce that's fresh & delicious.
Jun 11, 2013
2.6 Not Recommended
Food 5 Coffee 3 Ambience 3 Service 1 Value 1
Never go back there again, outrage price and poor service, have to wait over 15 mins for muffin and loaf take away (not busy time), also have to pay $12.80 for that, it just a 1 muffin and 1 loaf?
Jun 03, 2013
Food 7 Coffee 8 Ambience 7 Service 7 Value 7
Trendy cafe which showcases fresh produce (sometimes sourced from customer's backyards!) with simple and clean food like their signature Cornersmith Plate and all sorts of Poached Eggs combos with delicious relish sauces.
Jun 03, 2013
8.3 Highly Recommended
Food 9 Ambience 8 Service 7 Value 9
Went to Cornersmith for brunch with a friend, got the bircher muesli and the plum and cinnamon milkshake. Both were superb! Friend got the vanilla porridge and raved about it. We will both definitely be returning to Cornersmith!
Apr 25, 2013