Better living through (organic) chemistry
There’s something in the water north of Manly at the moment – and for a change it’s not just rips and bluebottles, but an incoming tide (see what I did there?) of damn good places to get fed and watered.
Organic cafe COOH (named for the organic acid found in food, CO2H) quietly opened its doors late last year and the stampede from the locals suggests it’s doing an amazing job serving great coffee and great-for-you food. It’s my little slice of Surry Hills/Fitzroy by-the-sea, complete with almond milk (or unhomogenised milk, by request) and mini cacti pot plants on every table.
I love the quinoa porridge with poached pears and yoghurt, but my paleo-til-he-dies boy is all about the eggs and chipolata sausage. We’re both agreed that the coffee is the best for miles in any direction.
They are also open for lunch – it’s BYO only, but handily there’s a bottle shop next door. Plus, they have a gelato stand.
I have never seen it less than 120% full so give yourself enough time to relax if you head over.
View: www.cooh.com.au; Visit: 64 Pitt Road, North Curl Curl, NSW, 2099; Call: +61 2 9939 8565; Open: 7am-3pm; Wallet: Breakfasts $9 – $18, coffees $4, juices $6.