November 30, 2012

Holm Espresso Cafe

165 Victoria St,  Potts Point   (02) 9356 8718

Holm Café, the newest café to grace Victoria Street, Potts Point’s famous eat street. Holm café is the creation of husband and wife team Emma and Daniel Luxeford. This duo is famous for their other Victoria street iconic business, Doughboy Pizza, which has created a loyal patronage of foodie followers. Daniel has looked back at his family roots to Sweden, where his mother was born, and has themed his café menu around some Scandinavian favourites. He told me he has been experimenting in the basement kitchen with a range of cured fish dishes and other Swedish delicacies to serve daily in the café. Local café patrons are loving the evolving menu and fresh baked daily offerings scattered through this cosy little space.

Coffee Alchemy has helped the team at Holm Café with their coffee system and designed a blend to suit this side of the city. The nice new La Marzocco on the workbench gets a good morning workout, as newcomers discover this hole in the wall espresso bar.

Emma has a good eye for design, and the café has a rustic Northern European feel with lots of wood and glass. Fresh flowers in jars around the small café make it feel warm and homely. The space is very small, and most of the seating is street frontage but is well shaded by the established Victoria Street treescape.

Potts Point and Kings Cross is becoming the new coffee Mecca in Sydney, with the back streets and hidden lanes becoming an adventure route for coffee snobs and foodies alike. Victoria Street is a road full of great architecture and is home to the beautiful Sydney terrace houses. Once famous for cheap backpacker joints, now restaurants and cafés are the latest attraction.

So just like Swedish Dorothy said: “There’s no Place Like Holm”.

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