Empire Espresso

Cafe • Palmerston–Little Italy

"Empire Espresso, Little Italy by Sid Lee. Empire Espresso is a new to the neighbourhood and offers up a very different experience - and coffee - than the other cafes on the street. Aesthetically inspired by Morocco and their ingrained coffee and tea culture, it feels like an oasis when you walk in. Plush cushions and furry and fluffy blankets adorn the seating area in the front, and ornate lanterns light the space. Their baked treats - all done in-house from scratch - line the counter; it’s hard to resist their spell so don’t even bother testing your willpower, just give in. All coffees and teas are specialty, and the barista will gladly give you a rundown of whatever the feature bean is that particular day or week. Must eats: all the treats, Americano, Cortado, Perfect Storm, Honey Bush tea."