187 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cafe on Macquarie Street
Eggshell cafe has been here for quite a while now and in recent times seems to be making more of an effort with their takeaway sandwich offerings on display and the general signage update. The decor is still pretty basic and functional inside and reminds you of the old school CBD cafes. There's quirky signs on the walls that seem mostly about coffee to help pass the time. A board advertising 'Pop is Back with his Soup' brings me in to check out. I don't know who Pop is but sounds like it should be homemade. Pumpkin Soup ($8.90) was quite nice in flavour. The sourdough good and an extra slice would have been great. Whilst ordering I spotted a Lemon Meringue ($4) which looked pretty good so had to try. Sugar hit sorted. Washed down with a Cappuccino ($4 dine in) using Caffé Aurora coffee which seemed to be quite a dark roast flavour so the sugar hit from the meringue definitely helped to balance it out a bit for me. Decent amount of seating outside although it is next to the very busy Macquarie Street traffic so perhaps not the most relaxing of outlooks. Staff were friendly enough and the prices seem reasonable although I wish the coffee was a bit cheaper for dine in like many other places that sit around $3.50 in the CBD.