Shop F6, Upper Ground, Chifley Plaza
Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000
Fast service, good hot chocolates
Ever since Bacco opened downstairs in Chifley Plaza I think Caffé Due Mondi has had some stiff competition in the coffee and cake trade. Also I remember they had a really young friendly guy on service who remembered the names of most of the regular patrons and what they ordered and since his departure I think they struggled a bit but this year they seem to be getting busier so they must be doing something right. Their prices are decent, food is good quality and service is efficient. There's a few no fuss quality pre-made sandwiches to choose in the window display and I think I've tried them all — my favourite is the Chicken Schnitzel on Turkish Bread followed by the classic Ham and Salad when I don't have much time for lunch. For a quick breakfast pick me up I love their thick sliced raisin toast ($2.20) and hot chocolate ($2.50) which doesn't need any sugar — I think they use a chocolate syrup which makes them great.
PROS: Quick service; Decent coffees, hot chocolate, raisin toast and reasonably priced quality pre-made sandwiches
CONS: Peak times can get busy for ordering
MUST TRY: Buttered raisin toast, Hot chocolate