Atticus Finch Cafe | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Atticus Finch Cafe

Next time you find yourself meandering along the bustling Paddington precinct, be sure to do yourself a favour and stop in at the oh-so quaint Atticus Finch Cafe. Perched on the corner of trendy Latrobe Terrace, and designed with a feature wall that would be any bibliophile’s dream, this modest treasure is all about on-point, all-day breakfast and lunch options that are simple but perfectly executed (with some dishes-with-a-difference thrown in the mix). paddington cafe atticus finch 3 Maybe it’s the pooch-friendly attitude that creates the cafe’s good vibes, with an open-plan deck where man’s best mate can cool down and lap up some water and enjoy a complimentary doggy treat while you scoff your scrumptious spread. Or perhaps it’s the rich blends of featured single origins that rotate on the coffee menu – while having ye-old faithful Melbourne-sourced Coffee Supreme as a menu constant.  Or possibly it’s the cafe’s local focus and involvement in projects like the upcoming Cafe Smart on August 7, where $1 is given to StreetSmart Australia for every coffee sold. Whatever it is, it’s hard not to be lured by the charm of this stellar suburban hub and find yourself relaxing on a couple of colourful cushions with a delicious brunch in front of you. paddington cafe atticus finch 2 What’s more, when it comes to the dishes themselves, Atticus and Finch don’t yolk around. They say the key to a good relationship is infusing excitement and surprise into already strong foundations— and that’s exactly what you can expect on the food front. The menu adventures into unique flavours like warm malted semolina and black sticky rice, and celebrates simplicity in classic brekky dishes like avo on toast and spicy mince. This can also be said for the drinks menu. Not up to dropping it like it’s hot with a caffeinated cup or Byron Bay tea? Try a soda mixed the old-fashioned way using organic soda syrups from Six Barrel Soda Co and soda water from the Zip soda tap. A friendship with Atticus Finch Cafe is one culinary relationship that won’t go bacon your heart and will always love you a latte — and you’ll love it right back. Words by Samantha McKendry