Still in Marrickville, and it’s off to the Matinee. A quick chat with owner Charles Cameron reveals the venue was inspired by his wife’s grandfather’s original milkbar in the area just next to a picture theatre. As fate would have it, Charles has a background in performing arts, having starred in Tap Dogs, the hottest tap dancing show in the world.
Matinee is the culmination of Charles’ experience at coffee roasters such as Tobys Estate, Single O, and Brewtown over recent years. He’s recruited Sam Sgambellone to roast out of Coffee Roasting Solutions for the Matinee label, and showcases his beans here in Marrickville.
The venue itself is masterfully designed by Luchetti Krelle, and is adorned with pops of colour all around, with retro features such as velvet chairs, spherical light shapes, a chandelier, lots of curves, and countless tiles.
23–29 Addison Road, Marrickville